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Postal, Paul Martin 1936-

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Works: 57 works in 356 publications in 3 languages and 11,058 library holdings
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: P151, 415
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Skeptical linguistic essays by Paul Martin Postal ( )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,898 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 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An integrated theory of linguistic descriptions by Jerrold J Katz ( Book )
62 editions published between 1964 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies of passive clauses by Paul Martin Postal ( )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edge-based clausal syntax a study of (mostly) English object structure by Paul Martin Postal ( )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aspects of phonological theory by Paul Martin Postal ( Book )
17 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Imposters a study of pronominal agreement by Chris Collins ( )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Normally, a speaker uses a first person singular pronoun (in English, I, me, mine, myself) to refer to himself or herself. To refer to a single addressee, a speaker uses second person pronouns ( you, yours, yourself). But sometimes third person nonpronominal DPs are used to refer to the speaker--for example, this reporter, yours truly--or to the addressee-- my lord, the baroness, Madam ( Is Madam not feeling well?). Chris Collins and Paul Postal refer to these DPs as imposters because their third person exterior hides a first or second person core. In this book they 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. Collins and Postal conclude that traditional ideas about pronominal features (person, number, gender), which countenance only agreement with an antecedent or the relation of the pronoun to its referent, are much too simple. They sketch elements of a more sophisticated view and argue for its relevance and explanatory power in several data realms. The fundamental proposal of the book is that a pronoun agrees with what they call a source, where its antecedent constitutes only one type of source. They argue that the study of imposters (and closely related camouflage DPs) has far-reaching consequences that are inconsistent with many current theories of anaphora
On raising: one rule of English grammar and its theoretical implications by Paul Martin Postal ( Book )
14 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Constituent structure : a study of contemporary models of syntactic description by Paul Martin Postal ( Book )
37 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The vastness of natural languages by D. Terence Langendoen ( Book )
17 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cross-over phenomena by Paul Martin Postal ( Book )
13 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arc pair grammar by David E Johnson ( Book )
12 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beginning English grammar by Samuel Jay Keyser ( Book )
7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Masked inversion in French by Paul Martin Postal ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parasitic gaps ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some syntactic rules in Mohawk by Paul Martin Postal ( Book )
21 editions published between 1962 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English transformational grammar by Roderick A Jacobs ( Book )
24 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 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 28 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 26 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. Includes 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
Constituent structure by Paul Martin Postal ( Book )
2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Postal, Paul.
Postal, Paul, 1936-
Postal, Paul M.
Postal, Paul M., 1936-
Postal, Paul M. (Paul Martin), 1936-
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Postal, Paul Martin 1936-
Languages
English (286)
French (7)
Spanish (3)
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