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Author Postal, Paul Martin, 1936-

Title Skeptical linguistic essays / Paul M. Postal
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
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Contents Introduction; 1. A Paradox in English Syntax; 2. A Putatively Banned Type of Raising; 3. A New Raising Mystery; 4. Chromaticity: An Overlooked English Grammatical Category Distinction; 5. The Structure of One Type of American English Vulgar Minimizer; 6. The Openness of Natural Languages; 7. Junk Syntax 1: A Supposed Account of Strong Crossover Effects; 8. Junk Syntax 2: "There Remain a Few As Yet Unexplained Exceptions"; 9. Junk Ethics 1: Advances in Linguistic Rhetoric; 10. Junk Refereeing: Our Tax Dollars at Work; 11. Junk Ethics 2: The Most Irresponsible Passage
Summary Consists of an introduction and two groups of essays, each with a connecting theme. The first, positive group, contains five studies of English syntax. The second, negative group of papers, contains seven essays each of which seeks to show that aspects of contemporary linguistic activity are in part contaminated by elements of 'junk linguistics'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Chomsky, Noam.
English language -- Syntax.
Grammar, Comparative and general.
Linguistic analysis (Linguistics)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0195180763 (electronic bk.)
0195343662 (electronic bk.)
9780195180763 (electronic bk.)
9780195343663 (electronic bk.)