ERIC Number: ED101538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Transfer Grammar as the End Product of Contrastive Analysis. The PCCLLU Papers, Vol. 3, No. 4.
Makkai, Valerie Becker
It is argued that the direct output of a contrastive analysis should be a transfer grammar, a single set of rules which would serve at one and the same time for transferring from language A to language B and from B to A. It is shown that such rules can be formulated either as equations or in the form of matrices. The elements involved can either be specific phonological or morphological forms, or they can be labels for one or more forms. Using such labels has the advantage that one may deal with several different levels of abstraction simultaneously. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Dept. of Linguistics.