Sound and grammar : a neo-Sapirian theory of language /

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Author / Creator:Schmerling, Susan F., author.
Imprint:Leiden, The Netherlands : Brill, [2019]
Description:xix, 179 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:Empirical approaches to linguistic theory, 2210-6243 ; volume 12
Empirical approaches to linguistic theory ; 12.
Subject:Sapir, Edward, -- 1884-1939.
Language and languages.
Linguistics -- Philosophy.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-174) and index.
Summary:Sound and Grammar: A Neo-Sapirian Theory of Language by Susan F. Schmerling offers an original overall linguistic theory based on the work of the early American linguist Edward Sapir, supplemented with ideas from the philosopher-logicians Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz and Richard Montague and the linguist Elisabeth Selkirk. The theory yields an improved understanding of interactions among different aspects of linguistic structure, resolving notorious issues directly inherited by current theory from (post- ) Bloomfieldian linguistics. In the theory presented here, syntax is a filter on a phonological algebra, not a linguistic level; linguistic expressions are phonological structures, and syntax is semantically relevant relations among phonological structures. The book shows how Neo-Sapirian grammar sheds new light on syntax-phonology interactions in English, German, French, and Spanish.

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