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Postal, Paul Martin 1936-

Works: 55 works in 389 publications in 4 languages and 12,067 library holdings
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: P151, 415
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Most widely held works by Paul Martin Postal
Skeptical linguistic essays by Paul Martin Postal( )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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'
Three investigations of extraction by Paul Martin Postal( )
14 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An integrated theory of linguistic descriptions by Jerrold J Katz( Book )
70 editions published between 1964 and 1981 in 5 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Práce J.J. Katze a P.M. Postala, podle níž byl svazek nazván, ukazuje, že bylo třeba do celistvé teorie zařadit nejen popis gramatiky, ale i explicitní popis sémantiky. Takové hledisko k sémantice, jak práce dosvědčuje, sivynucuje určité změny i v dosavadních formulacích koncepce popisu gramatiky. Studie M.P. Postala "Složková struktura: Studie o současných modelech syntaktického popisu" osvětluje vztahy mezi teorií gramatiky N. Chomského najedné straně a několika hlavními koncepcemi teorie jazyka v dnešní americké a britské lingvistice na druhé straně. Článek J.J. Katze "Polověty" obsahuje předpoklady pro rozšíření teorie gramatiky, takže popis jazyka zahrnujenejen strukturu gramaticky správných vět, ale i poskytuje podklady pro výklad toho, že uživateli jazyka jsou srozumitelné i některé jiné řetězy, jež se jen v některých částech shodují s gramatikou daného jazyka
Studies of passive clauses by Paul Martin Postal( )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edge-based clausal syntax a study of (mostly) English object structure by Paul Martin Postal( )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this volume, Paul Postal rejects the notion that an English phrase of the form [V + DP] invariably involves a grammatical relation properly chracterized as a 'direct object'. He argues instead that at least three distinct relations occur in such a structure
Imposters a study of pronominal agreement by Chris Collins( )
13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this work, the authors study the interactions of imposters with a range of grammatical phenomena, including pronominal agreement, coordinate structures, Principle C phenomena epithets, fake indexicals, and a property of pronominal agreement they call homogeneity
Aspects of phonological theory by Paul Martin Postal( Book )
18 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Constituent structure : a study of contemporary models of syntactic description by Paul Martin Postal( Book )
44 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On raising: one rule of English grammar and its theoretical implications by Paul Martin Postal( Book )
13 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The vastness of natural languages by D. Terence Langendoen( Book )
19 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cross-over phenomena by Paul Martin Postal( Book )
14 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arc pair grammar by David E Johnson( Book )
13 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beginning English grammar by Samuel Jay Keyser( Book )
8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Masked inversion in French by Paul Martin Postal( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parasitic gaps ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some syntactic rules in Mohawk by Paul Martin Postal( Book )
23 editions published between 1962 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classical NEG raising : an essay on the syntax of negation by Chris Collins( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English transformational grammar by Roderick A Jacobs( Book )
25 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in relational grammar by David M Perlmutter( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vol. 2 coed. by Carol G. Rosen ; Vol. 3 ed. by Paul M. Postal and Brian D. Joseph
The "language instinct" debate by Geoffrey Sampson( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When it was first published in 1997, Geoffrey Sampson's Educating Eve was described as the definitive response to Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct and Noam Chomsky's nativism. In this revised and expanded new edition, Sampson revisits his original arguments in the light of fresh evidence that has emerged since the original publication. Since Chomsky revolutionized the study of language in the 1960s, it has increasingly come to be accepted that language and other knowledge structures are hard-wired in our genes. According to this view, human beings are born with a rich structure of cognition already in place. But people do not realize how thin the evidence for that idea is. The 'Language Instinct' Debate examines the various arguments for instinctive knowledge, and finds that each one rests on false premisses or embodies logical fallacies. The structures of language are shown to be purely cultural creations. With a new chapter entitled 'How People Really Speak' which uses corpus data to analyse how language is used in spontaneous English conversation, responses to critics, extensive revisions throughout, and a new preface by Paul Postal of New York University, this new edition will be an essential purchase for students, academics, and general readers interested in the debate about the 'language instinct'
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Alternative Names
Postal, Paul.
Postal, Paul 1936-
Postal, Paul M.
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Postal, Paul M. (Paul Martin), 1936-
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English (316)
French (7)
Czech (5)
Spanish (4)