Language is perhaps the oldest subject matter of inquiry and speculation from the biblical accounts of divinity to the amazingly precise and rule-governed grammar of Panini, to Aristotle, the medieval philosophers, the 17th century rationalists, the 19th century linguists, neogrammarians and behaviorists, the structuralists in the 20th century, and the revolutionary revival of mentalism in the 1950s. Because of the nature and role of language throughout the known history of humanity, linguistics has remained a dynamic and vital science or art, depending on one’s disposition.


Deep Structure Lexical Item Lexical Entry Generative Grammar Semantic Component 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • John A. Moyne
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  1. 1.Queens College and The Graduate SchoolThe City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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