ERIC Number: ED122583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Robinson, Jane J.
Evidence is offered to support the view that linguistic competence cannot in principle be divorced from linguistic performance in order to abstract universal properties of grammars, that rules of grammar inevitably incorporate perceptual strategies and constraints, and that grammaticality and acceptability are related to predictability. A theory of systematic variation affords direction for gathering data on rule-governed language use and for representing the results in formal grammars that predict speech behavior. Some of the strategies and constraints operating in performance and the rule-governed regularities they produce are demonstrated in the analysis of seven tape-recorded task-oriented dialogs. (Author)
Descriptors: Grammar, Language Research, Language Universals, Language Usage, Language Variation, Linguistic Competence, Linguistic Performance, Linguistic Theory, Speech
Academic Press, Inc., 111 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10003 (HC $l7.00). Available as part of the publication entitled "Speech Recognition."
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A