Accession Number:

AD0684166

Title:

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF CORRELATIONAL GRAMMAR.

Descriptive Note:

Informal scientific rept.,

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST FOR RESEARCH ATHENS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

118.0

Abstract:

Traditionally, grammar has been a problem of the functions of individual items and constituents that nest within each other to form complete utterances in natural language. Stress has usually been placed on the categories into which individual items can be inserted and on the syntactic functions of these categories. Corresponding categories have been established for groupings of individual lexical items that form immediate constituents within the sentence. The report considers a slightly different approach to the problem of structure and parsing, namely a system based on the relations created between individual lexical items and their constructed constituents. The approach derives from theories of the Italian Operational School that hypothesizes that the mind establishes a table of finite relations between individual items in a train of thought. The linguistic adjunct of this theory posits similar relations correlators between the units of verbal expression of this thought, and proposes the working hypothesis of the natural interdependence of both systems. A correlational minigrammar is presented in explanation of the basic theory. Major constituents, including the adjectival, nominal, verbal, and adverbial, are examined based on the present stage of development of the grammar. The study aims to initiate the reader into the theory of correlational grammar and to demonstrate some of the problems it faces and some possible solutions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE