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ERIC Number: ED428566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 10
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Linguistic Units.
Sypniewski, Bernard Paul
Applicative Universal Grammar (AUG) is a linguistic theory based on combinatorial logic. This paper expands on the notion of "linguistic unit." Linguistic unit, as a notion, is generalized and the linguistic hierarchy supporting all natural languages is shown to be a hierarchy of linguistic units. It is argued that, on the genotype level, natural languages manipulate linguistic units rather than words or sentences. In this paper, the term "linguistic unit" refers to units on all levels of the linguistic hierarchy. AUG says that natural languages are bi-stratal; each natural language has phenotype and genotype strata, the genotype strata being universal to all languages. Units inhabit the genotype level and thus are universal to natural languages. It is proposed that the purpose of the phenotype level is to prepare input for the genotype level, i.e., to prepare "raw" linguistic input to be assembled into units. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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