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Postal, Paul Martin 1936-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 447 publications in 3 languages and 13,932 library holdings
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PE1112, 415
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Most widely held works by Paul Martin Postal
An integrated theory of linguistic descriptions by Jerrold J Katz( Book )

86 editions published between 1964 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of phonological theory by Paul Martin Postal( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On raising: one rule of English grammar and its theoretical implications by Paul Martin Postal( Book )

14 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

51 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cross-over phenomena by Paul Martin Postal( Book )

16 editions published in 1971 in English and Spanish and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arc pair grammar by David E Johnson( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning English grammar by Samuel Jay Keyser( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masked inversion in French by Paul Martin Postal( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skeptical linguistic essays by Paul Martin Postal( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 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'
Studies of passive clauses by Paul Martin Postal( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three investigations of extraction by Paul Martin Postal( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parasitic gaps( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1962 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 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( Book )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 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
Classical NEG raising : an essay on the syntax of negation by Chris Collins( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English transformational grammar by Roderick A Jacobs( Book )

27 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 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)
The "language instinct" debate by Geoffrey Sampson( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 31 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 cogniti
Studies in relational grammar by David M Perlmutter( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 2 coed. by Carol G. Rosen ; Vol. 3 ed. by Paul M. Postal and Brian D. Joseph
 
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On raising: one rule of English grammar and its theoretical implications
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Paul Postal

Paul Postal American linguist

Paul Postal chercheur pour IBM Thomas J. Watson research center, N.J.

Postal, Paul.

Postal, Paul 1936-

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Postal, Paul M. 1936-

Postal, Paul M. (Paul Martin), 1936-

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Postal, Paul Martin 1936-

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Languages
English (366)

French (10)

Spanish (6)

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Arc pair grammarMasked inversion in FrenchSkeptical linguistic essaysThree investigations of extractionParasitic gapsEdge-based clausal syntax : a study of (mostly) English object structureThe "language instinct" debateStudies in relational grammar