Linguistic Theory in America

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Elsevier, Jun 28, 2014 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 320 pages
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Contents

Chapter 1 The State of American Linguistics in the Mid 1950s
1
Chapter 2 The Chomskyan Revolution
17
Chapter 3 From Syntactic Structures to Aspects of the Theory of Syntax
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Chapter 4 The Rise of Generative Semantics
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Chapter 5 The Linguistic Wars
117
Chapter 6 The Extended Standard Theory
139
Chapter 7 The New Consensus and the New Riftin Generative Syntax
171
Chapter 8 Current Approaches to Syntax
197
REFERENCES
231
NAME INDEX
267
SUBJECT INDEX
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Frederick J. Newmeyer is Howard and Frances Nostrand Professor of Linguistics at the University of Washington in Seattle where he has taught since 1969. He was Secretary-Treasurer of the Linguistic Society of America from 1989 to 1993 and its President in 2002. He specializes in syntax and the
history of linguistics and in his current research program seeks to synthesize the results of formal and functional linguistics. He is the author of the books English Aspectual Verbs (1975), Linguistic Theory in America (1980), Grammatical Theory: Its Limits and its Possibilities (1983), The
Politics of Linguistics (1986), Generative Linguistics: Historical Perspective (1996), and Language Form and Language Function (1998). He was also editor of the four-volume compilation Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey (1988).

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