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The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics.

By: Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2011Copyright date: ©2011Description: 1 online resource (245 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780191662690
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Philosophy of Generative LinguisticsDDC classification:
  • 415.0182
LOC classification:
  • P158 -- .L83 2011eb
Online resources:
Contents:
Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. Linguistic Preliminaries -- 1.1 Transformational Grammar from ST to EST -- 1.2 Government and Binding Theory -- 1.3 The Principles and Parameters Framework -- 1.4 The Minimalist Program -- 2. The Ontology of Generative Linguistics -- 2.1 E-Language, I-Language, Ψ-Language -- 2.2 Having Linguistic Rules and Knowing Linguistic Facts -- 2.3 Levels of Explanation in the Theory of Grammar -- 2.4 Abstracta and Non-isomorphic Representation -- 2.5 Types and Tokens -- 2.6 Derivation vs. Representation -- 3. Data, Intuitions, Judgments -- 3.1 Linguistic Phenomena, Linguistic Data, Linguistic Theory -- 3.2 Linguistic Intuitions are Linguistic Judgments -- 3.3 Linguistic Judgments are Reliable (enough) -- 3.4 Linguistic Judgments as Scientific Experiments -- 3.5 On the Alleged Priority of the Data -- 4. A Role for Normative Rule Governance? -- 5. Worries about Rules and Representations -- 5.1 Quinean Indeterminacy Arguments -- 5.2 Kripke/Wittgenstein Concerns about Rules -- 5.3 Externalism about Syntax? -- 6. Referential Semantics for Narrow Ψ-Languages -- 6.1 The Compatibility of Referential Semantics and Narrow Ψ-Languages -- 6.2 Chomsky's Incompatibilist Arguments -- 6.3 The "Bite the Bullet" Strategy and Chomsky's Response -- 6.4 The Compatibilist Bites Back -- 6.5 The Prospects for a Non-referential Semantics -- 7. Best Theory Criteria and Methodological Minimalism -- 7.1 Simplicity Criteria -- 7.2 Formal Rigor -- 7.3 Minimal Effort and Optimal Switching Points -- Appendix: Interview with Noam Chomsky -- Bibliography -- Index of Names -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z -- Index of Terms -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S.
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Summary: Peter Ludlow presents the first book on the philosophy of generative linguistics. He explains the motivation of the generative framework, describes its mechanisms, and addresses issues of broad philosophical interest, for instance the ontology of linguistics, the nature of data, language/world relations, and best theory criteria.
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Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. Linguistic Preliminaries -- 1.1 Transformational Grammar from ST to EST -- 1.2 Government and Binding Theory -- 1.3 The Principles and Parameters Framework -- 1.4 The Minimalist Program -- 2. The Ontology of Generative Linguistics -- 2.1 E-Language, I-Language, Ψ-Language -- 2.2 Having Linguistic Rules and Knowing Linguistic Facts -- 2.3 Levels of Explanation in the Theory of Grammar -- 2.4 Abstracta and Non-isomorphic Representation -- 2.5 Types and Tokens -- 2.6 Derivation vs. Representation -- 3. Data, Intuitions, Judgments -- 3.1 Linguistic Phenomena, Linguistic Data, Linguistic Theory -- 3.2 Linguistic Intuitions are Linguistic Judgments -- 3.3 Linguistic Judgments are Reliable (enough) -- 3.4 Linguistic Judgments as Scientific Experiments -- 3.5 On the Alleged Priority of the Data -- 4. A Role for Normative Rule Governance? -- 5. Worries about Rules and Representations -- 5.1 Quinean Indeterminacy Arguments -- 5.2 Kripke/Wittgenstein Concerns about Rules -- 5.3 Externalism about Syntax? -- 6. Referential Semantics for Narrow Ψ-Languages -- 6.1 The Compatibility of Referential Semantics and Narrow Ψ-Languages -- 6.2 Chomsky's Incompatibilist Arguments -- 6.3 The "Bite the Bullet" Strategy and Chomsky's Response -- 6.4 The Compatibilist Bites Back -- 6.5 The Prospects for a Non-referential Semantics -- 7. Best Theory Criteria and Methodological Minimalism -- 7.1 Simplicity Criteria -- 7.2 Formal Rigor -- 7.3 Minimal Effort and Optimal Switching Points -- Appendix: Interview with Noam Chomsky -- Bibliography -- Index of Names -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z -- Index of Terms -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S.

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Peter Ludlow presents the first book on the philosophy of generative linguistics. He explains the motivation of the generative framework, describes its mechanisms, and addresses issues of broad philosophical interest, for instance the ontology of linguistics, the nature of data, language/world relations, and best theory criteria.

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