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Unformatted text preview: principle describe a natural language such as English. What about a Type 2 or Type 1 language? They can probably work in principle, but can they provide the most scientifically “revealing” account? Chomsky claims they do not. 1. Failure to capture meaning equivalence among sentences such as: John kicks the dog. & The dog is kicked by John. 2. Failure to provide parsimonious account of co-occurrence restrictions. To avoid these problems, we must opt for a Type 0 grammar (Unrestricted Rewrite System, Transformational Grammar)....
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- Spring '07
- natural language, transformational grammar, Noam Chomsky Syntactic Structures, restricted grammar