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ERIC Number: ED033970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Feb
Pages: 6
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A Traditionalist Looks at Generative Grammar.
Long, Ralph B.
The Journal of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, v15 nl p50-55 Feb 1964
Strengths and weaknesses of generative grammar are examined by an apologist for the traditionalists. Criticism is directed toward difficulties encountered by the layman in comprehending texts on linguistic theories, linguists' use of jargon and pet formulas, and unwieldy amounts of terminology constantly being developed. Special attention is directed to criticism of generative analysis, including division of clausal sentences, and concepts of kernel sentences and transformations. Linguistic problems raised by generative grammar are illustrated by frequent analysis of specific examples. A brief overview of the traditional, structural, and generative schools of grammar is presented with emphasis on their interrelationship and present trends. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.