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Skeptical linguistic essays

Author: Paul Martin Postal
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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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'.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Postal, Paul Martin, 1936-
Skeptical linguistic essays.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003040455
(OCoLC)51330185
Named Person: Noam Chomsky; Noam Chomsky; Noam Chomsky
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Martin Postal
ISBN: 9780195343663 0195343662 0195180763 9780195180763 160256938X 9781602569386 1280534036 9781280534034
OCLC Number: 53971454
Description: 1 online resource (1 v.)
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.
Responsibility: Paul M. Postal.

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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'.

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