ERIC Number: ED026647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Linguistic Theory and the Study of English; A Selective Outline.
Keller, Joseph R.
This Outline is designed for students of the English language who have progressed beyond the introductory stage and are confronted by a variety of often conflicting texts. It is an attempt to provide a "comprehensive account of the fundamental coherence to be found among the major theories of linguistics" and an "appraisal of the cultural lags within linguistics." Focussed upon are (1) the theory of sound change, (2) the theory of language as a structure, (3) the generative-transformational theory of grammar, (4) the formalist-structural theory of styles and the related problem of usage, (5) the Sapir-Whorf theory of linguistic relativity, and (6) the formalist theory of the hierarchical importance of poetics. Following each chapter are notes and suggested readings. (AMM)
Descriptors: Child Language, Diachronic Linguistics, English, Grammar, Linguistic Theory, Linguistics, Phonology, Standard Spoken Usage, Structural Grammar, Transformational Generative Grammar
Burgess Publishing Company, 426 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis, Minn. 55415.
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