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Book: The Western Classical Tradition in Linguistics

Chapter: ‘General’ or ‘universal’ grammar: from the modistae to Chomsky

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.29464


Topics include: The background to general grammar; The modistae or speculative grammarians; The recognition of vernacular languages; The search for a ‘philosophical language’ and a ‘real character’; General or universal and rationalist grammar; From the modistae to Chomsky

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