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Postal, Paul Martin 1936-

Overview
Works: 75 works in 495 publications in 3 languages and 15,065 library holdings
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PE1112, 415
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Most widely held works by Paul Martin Postal
Skeptical linguistic essays by Paul Martin Postal( )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume consists of an introduction and two groups of essays by Paul M. Postal, each with a connecting theme. The first, positive group of papers, contains five previously unpublished studies of English syntax. These include a long study of so-called ""locative inversion, "" two investigations related to raising to non-subject status, an argument for the existence of a hitherto ignored nominal grammatical category and a study of vulgar negative polarity items. Each investigation of specific English details is argued to have significant theoretical consequences. The second, negative group of
Three investigations of extraction by Paul Martin Postal( )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies of passive clauses by Paul Martin Postal( )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edge-based clausal syntax : a study of (mostly) English object structure by Paul Martin Postal( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,343 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( )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,195 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
An integrated theory of linguistic descriptions by Jerrold J Katz( Book )

54 editions published between 1964 and 1978 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical NEG raising : an essay on the syntax of negation by Chris Collins( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title provides an extended argument for a syntactic view of NEG raising with consequences for the syntax of negation and negative polarity items
Aspects of phonological theory by Paul Martin Postal( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arc pair grammar by David E Johnson( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arc pair grammar is a new, extensively formalized, theory of the grammatical structure of natural languages. As an outgrowth of relational grammar, it constitutes a theoretical alternative to the long-dominant generative transformational approach to linguistics. In this work, David Johnson and Paul Postal offer the first comprehensive presentation of this theoretical framework, which provides entirely new notions of all the basic concepts of grammatical theory: sentence, language, rule, and grammar. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
On raising : one rule of English grammar and its theoretical implications by Paul Martin Postal( Book )

13 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vastness of natural languages by D. Terence Langendoen( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constituent structure : a study of contemporary models of syntactic description by Paul Martin Postal( Book )

40 editions published between 1964 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cross-over phenomena by Paul Martin Postal( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and Spanish and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning English grammar by Samuel Jay Keyser( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masked inversion in French by Paul Martin Postal( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some syntactic rules in Mohawk by Paul Martin Postal( Book )

32 editions published between 1962 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VI. Conclusions: Description of the Suffix-Tense System -- VII. Appendix: Exclusively Phrase Structure Description of the Tense Prefixes -- I. Fundamentals -- A. Agreement -- B. The Relation of Typical Nominals to Verb Prefixes -- II. Intransitive Prefixes -- A. Initial Remarks -- B. Formal Analysis of the Intransitive Prefixes -- III. Transitive Prefixes -- A. Initial Remarks -- B. Non-Third Person Transitive Prefixes -- C. Third Person Transitive Prefixes -- IV. Further Prefix Rules -- V. Further Justification -- A. Initial Remarks
Parasitic gaps( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English transformational grammar by Roderick A Jacobs( Book )

32 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors present for the undergraduate and graduate linguistics student a transformational approach to the study of English grammar. Their discussion begins with a description of the structure of sentences, outlined according to the transformational grammarian's framework of linguistic universals. This set of principles "makes possible the description and classification of man's intuitive knowledge of language." While discussion covers those transformational rules shared by all languages, emphasis is given to the transformational rules of the English language. Specifically included are discussions of structures, embedded sentences, and transformational rules of substitution, deletion, and adjunction. Each chapter concludes with a brief summary and set of exercises. An epilog by Paul M. Postal concludes the text. (Amm)
Theorie globale des descriptions linguistiques by Jerrold J Katz( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1973 in French and Spanish and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An integrated theory of linguistic descriptions by Jerrold J Katz( Book )

14 editions published between 1964 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Skeptical linguistic essays
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Three investigations of extractionEdge-based clausal syntax : a study of (mostly) English object structureArc pair grammarOn raising : one rule of English grammar and its theoretical implicationsMasked inversion in FrenchParasitic gaps
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Paul Postal chercheur pour IBM Thomas J. Watson research center, N.J.

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