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Ross, John Robert 1938-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 111 publications in 2 languages and 1,941 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: P85.C47, 410.924
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Most widely held works by John Robert Ross
On Noam Chomsky; critical essays by Gilbert Harman( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infinite syntax by John Robert Ross( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constraints on variables in syntax by John Robert Ross( Book )

26 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In attempting to define "syntactic variable," the author bases his discussion on the assumption that syntactic facts are a collection of two types of rules--context-free phrase structure rules (generating underlying or deep phrase markers) and grammatical transformations, which map underlying phrase markers onto superficial (or surface) phrase markers. The thesis presents a set of constraints on variables--universal and language-particular--and discusses how they affect syntactic rules. He points out that chomsky's a-over-a principle is both too strong and too weak, because the principle cannot be extended to account for the phenomena which the author calls "syntactic islands." The entire discussion centers around rules and constraints, which are actually limits on the power of variables that can appear in certain types of rules. It is shown that constraints, especially with the notion of "command," divide phrase markers into "islands," suggesting that these "islands" behave like psycholinguistic entities. The author prefers to make the relationship between grammaticality and acceptability more abstract than previously assumed by transformationalists. This thesis was prepared as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy at the massachusetts institute of technology. (Fb)
Three dimensions of linguistic theory by Paul Kiparsky( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers based on a lecture series presented at the fifth International Seminar in Linguistic Theory, Tokyo, 1970, sponsored by the Tokyo Institute for Advanced Studies of Language
Is deep structure necessary? by George Lakoff( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A note on "command" by John Robert Ross( Book )

4 editions published between 1957 and 1968 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gapping and the order of constituents by John Robert Ross( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ordering of transformational rules by George Lakoff( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adjectives as Noun Phrases by John Robert Ross( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This analysis of underlying syntactic structure is based on the assumption that the parts of speech called "verbs" and "adjectives" are two subcategories of one major lexical category, "predicate." From this assumption, the hypothesis is advanced that, in languages exhibiting the copula, the deep structure of sentences containing predicate adjectives is identical in all significant respects to that of sentences with predicates containing verbs. This implies the claims that "be" is a true verb and that it has a deep structure similar to such lexical items as "try," and "know." Six arguments from widely varying areas of syntax are used to support the hypothesis. This paper was presented at the winter meeting of the linguistic society of america (new york, december 28, 1966). (kl)
Ablaut in German Strong Verbs by John Robert Ross( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of ablaut in german verbs is developed within the framework of transformational generative grammar. The hypothesis states that if a verb stem is known not to be regular, the type of ablaut it undergoes can to a large extent be predicted on the basis of syntactic or phonological features. The forms accounted for are all the irregular verb stems on pages 805-812 in "cassell's new german and english dictionary," (1939 edition). Halle's theory of phonology is used, as well as chomsky's notion of the complex symbol. Types of ablaut are examined and a system of features is developed to classify the principal parts of the verbs. (Kl)
A fests[c]hrift for John Robert (Háj) Ross( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A partial grammar of English superlatives by John Robert Ross( )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Selected papers] by George Lakoff( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nouniness by John Robert Ross( Book )

1 edition published in 1900 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relativization in extraposed clauses : (a problem which evidence is presented that help is needed to solve) by John Robert Ross( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Criterion for verb phrase constituency by George Lakoff( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Auxiliaries as main verbs (preliminary version) by John Robert Ross( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Source of Defective Noun Phrases( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Awakening a world with words how J.R.R. Tolkien uses linguistic narrative techniques to take his readers to Faery in his short story, Smith of Wootton Major by Michael Pueppke( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

J.R.R. Tolkien uses specific linguistic narrative techniques in Smith of Wootton Major to make the world of Wootton Major and the nearby land of Faery come to life for his readers. In this thesis, I examine how Tolkien accomplishes this feat by presenting a linguistic analysis of some parts of the story. My analysis is also informed by Tolkien's own ideas of fairy-stories, and as such, it uniquely shows the symbiotic relationship between Tolkien's theories and his narrative art
 
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Infinite syntax
Alternative Names
John R. Ross Amerikaans taalkundige

John Robert Ross US-amerikanischer Sprachwissenschaftler

Ross, Háj 1938-

Росс, Джон Роберт

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جان رابرت راس زبان‌شناس آمریکایی

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English (90)

German (1)

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