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Alsubaiai, Hanan Sarhan – English Language Teaching, 2021
This study aims to assess the evidence regarding the relationship between previous and new schools of linguistics. According to Kuhn (1970), old linguistic paradigms incorporate vocabulary and apparatus from previous or traditional paradigms. In particular, this review addresses the Question: Do new paradigms in linguistic arise from old or…
Descriptors: Correlation, Generative Grammar, Linguistic Theory, Comparative Analysis
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Butt, Bisma; Khan, Muhammad Ajmal; Mahmood, Saqib; Hamid, Abdul; Hussain, Aadila – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
This study aims to analyze the syntax of serial verbs in the Punjabi language. The serial verb construction (SVC) is a widespread phenomenon across the world languages and in Punjabi as well. The SVC in Punjabi specifically is used as a full event described by two sub-events, with each event described by a separate verb coming together in a…
Descriptors: Verbs, Indo European Languages, Syntax, Structural Analysis (Linguistics)
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Polat, Yahya; Bajak, Satylmysh; Zhumaeva, Ainuska – Arab World English Journal, 2021
This article aims to propose a practical model for intra-lingual translation or "paraphrase" in another term. Paraphrase is a restatement of a text, rewording something written or spoken, especially to achieve greater clarity. This approach could help a troubled translator who is having issues translating a complex text into a receptor…
Descriptors: Translation, Phrase Structure, Language Processing, Semantics
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Morales-Front, Alfonso; Sanz, Cristina – Second Language Research, 2021
Saussure proposed the division language/parole and argued that language can be studied as a formal system. Fifty years later Chomsky declared competence the core interest of linguistics. Although for years Generative second language acquisition (GenSLA) has adopted this view, a number of recent publications poke holes into the competence bubble.…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Transfer of Training, Second Language Learning, Native Language
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Rothman, Jason; Slabakova, Roumyana – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2018
This article has two main goals. The first is to summarize and comment on the current state of affairs of generative approaches to SLA (GenSLA), 35 years into its history. This discussion brings the readership of SSLA up to date on the questions driving GenSLA agendas and clears up misconceptions about what GenSLA does and does not endeavor to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Research, Misconceptions, Research Methodology
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Jackendoff, Ray – Cognitive Science, 2017
Formal theories of mental representation have receded from the importance they had in the early days of cognitive science. I argue that such theories are crucial in any mental domain, not just for their own sake, but to guide experimental inquiry, as well as to integrate the domain into the mind as a whole. To illustrate the criteria of adequacy…
Descriptors: Cognitive Science, Comparative Analysis, Linguistic Theory, Generative Grammar
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Mete, Filiz – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
This study aims to investigate the structure according to the order of the elements in the Turkish sentence and to determine the possible sentences that are produced according to this structure. In order to examine the possible sentences, the question raised is: "How many possible canonical clauses (regular), inverted sentences (irregular)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sentence Structure, Turkish, Sentences
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Dudschig, Carolin; Kaup, Barbara; Liu, Mingya; Schwab, Juliane – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2021
Negation is a universal component of human language; polarity sensitivity (i.e., lexical distributional constraints in relation to negation) is arguably so while being pervasive across languages. Negation has long been a field of inquiry in psychological theories and experiments of reasoning, which inspired many follow-up studies of negation and…
Descriptors: Language Processing, Morphemes, Psycholinguistics, Semantics
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Hicks, Glyn; Domínguez, Laura – Second Language Research, 2020
This article proposes a formal model of the human language faculty that accommodates the possibility of 'attrition' (modification or loss) of morphosyntactic properties in a first language. Modeling L1 grammatical attrition entails a quite fundamental paradox: if the structure of the language faculty in principle allows for attrition of…
Descriptors: Grammar, Native Language, Language Skill Attrition, Models
Cole, Douglas James – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This dissertation is an investigation of serial verb constructions in Lao (Tai-Kadai, SVO) and the events that they encode. Serial verb constructions (SVCs), structures where multiple verbs appear in a single clause, raise several important questions for syntactic theory. One issue is how the verbs are related; proposals involving coordination…
Descriptors: Sino Tibetan Languages, Verbs, Language Patterns, Syntax
Yang, Yezhou – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Modern intelligent agents will need to learn the actions that humans perform. They will need to recognize these actions when they see them and they will need to perform these actions themselves. We want to propose a cognitive system that interprets human manipulation actions from perceptual information (image and depth data) and consists of…
Descriptors: Observation, Object Manipulation, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Semantics
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Zyzik, Eve – Second Language Research, 2017
The extensive literature on subject expression in Spanish makes for rich comparisons between generative (formal) and usage-based (functional) approaches to language acquisition. This article explores how the problem of subject expression has been conceptualized within each research tradition, as well as unanswered questions that both approaches…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Language Usage, Syntax
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Yang, Charles – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2017
I review the classic literature in generative grammar and Marr's three-level program for cognitive science to defend the Evaluation Metric as a psychological theory of language learning. Focusing on well-established facts of language variation, change, and use, I argue that optimal statistical principles embodied in Bayesian inference models are…
Descriptors: Language Research, Generative Grammar, Language Acquisition, Cognitive Science
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Tatsumi, Tomoko; Pine, Julian M. – Journal of Child Language, 2016
The present study investigated children's early use of verb inflection in Japanese by comparing a generativist account, which predicts that the past tense will have a special default-like status for the child during the early stages, with a constructivist input-driven account, which assumes that children's acquisition and use of inflectional forms…
Descriptors: Japanese, Child Language, Generative Grammar, Constructivism (Learning)
Morgan, Emily Ida Popper – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The ability to generate novel utterances compositionally using generative knowledge is a hallmark property of human language. At the same time, languages contain non-compositional or idiosyncratic items, such as irregular verbs, idioms, etc. This dissertation asks how and why language achieves a balance between these two systems--generative and…
Descriptors: Generative Grammar, Phonology, Semantics, Diachronic Linguistics
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