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" Linguistic theory is concerned primarily with an ideal speakerlistener, in a completely homogeneous speech-community, who knows its language perfectly and is unaffected by such grammatically irrelevant conditions as memory limitations, distractions, shifts... "
Aspects of the Theory of Syntax - Page 3
by Noam Chomsky - 1969 - 261 pages
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Transformational Grammar as a Theory of Language Acquisition: A Study in the ...

Bruce L. Derwing - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1973 - 346 pages
...infinite range of linguistic items' (Chomsky, 1964, p. 57). Chomsky's position is therefore as follows: Linguistic theory is concerned primarily with an ideal...his knowledge of the language in actual performance . . .The problem for the linguist, as well as for the child learning the language [therefore], is to...
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Early Syntactic Development: A Cross-Linguistic Study with Special Reference ...

Melissa Bowerman - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1973 - 302 pages
...grammars for children can be assessed. concrete situations' (Chomsky, 1965, p. 4). According to Chomsky, 'linguistic theory is concerned primarily with an...limitations, distractions, shifts of attention and of interest, and errors (random or characteristic) in applying his knowledge of the language in actual...
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Explorations in the Ethnography of Speaking

Richard Bauman - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1974 - 501 pages
...the theme of performance in the organization of this volume. pletely homogeneous speech community, who knows its language perfectly and is unaffected...his knowledge of the language in actual performance' (Chomsky 1965:3) are patently inadequate. Recently, however, an increasing number of linguists have...
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Foundations in Sociolinguistics: An Ethnographic Approach

Dell Hymes - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1974 - 245 pages
...renewed impetus from the insistence by the leading theorist of the present day (Chomsky 1965: 3) that: Linguistic theory is concerned primarily with an ideal...its language perfectly, and is unaffected by such grammatiDescriptive Comparative Structure Invariance Variation Use (Function) Variation Invariance...
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Speaking Culturally: Language Diversity in the United States

Fern L. Johnson - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 365 pages
...manifestation of language in speech, which he termed performance. He posited an ideal speaker hearer, in a completely homogeneous speech-community, who...and is unaffected by such grammatically irrelevant conditinns as memory limitatinns, distractinns, shi's of attention and interest, and errors ... in...
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The Language War

Robin Tolmach Lakoff - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 335 pages
...completely homogenous speech community, who knows its language perfectly and is unaffected by such irrelevant conditions as memory limitations, distractions,...shifts of attention and interest, and errors (random or characteristicl in applying his knowledge of the language in actual performance" (Chomsky 1965, 5l....
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Idealization X: The Richness of Idealization, Volume 10

Izabella Nowakowa, Leszek Nowak - Business & Economics - 2000 - 519 pages
...mamfestation of the competence of speaker-receiver. that is under the lack of any disturbing factors. Hence Linguistic theory is concerned primarily with an ideal speaker-listener. in a completely homogeneous speech -community. who knows its language periectly and is unaffected by such grammatically irrelevant...
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Textual Parameters in Older Languages

Susan C. Herring, Pieter Th. van Reenen, Lene SchÝsler - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 448 pages
...linguistics is said to be, in Chomsky's words: a member of a completely homogeneous speech community, who knows its language perfectly, and is unaffected by such grammatically irrelevant considerations as memory limitations, distractions, shifts of attention and interest, and errors (random...
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Corpus Linguistics at Work

Elena Tognini-Bonelli - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 223 pages
...manin-the-street: 19. An ideal speaker-listener, in a completely homogeneous speech-community, who knows his language perfectly and is unaffected by such grammatically...his knowledge of the language in actual performance. (Chomsky, 1965:3) formal and semantic features in language". The conclusion is obvious: 20. Grammar...
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