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A REFORMULATION OF CERTAIN SYNTACTIC
SOME EMPIRICAL ISSUES IN THE THEORY
THE BEST THEORY by Paul M Postal
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analysis anaphoric aorist appear apply argument assumption base rules basic data Bill Chomsky claim clause conspiracy constituent construction coreference dative deep structure deletion derivational constraints dialect discussed dissertation distinct empirical English example extraposition fact filters formal framework function gerunds grammatical relations Homogeneous hypothesis infinitive complements Jackendoff John John's Lakoff language acquisition lexical categories lexical insertion lexical items linguistic intuition linguistic theory Mary McCawley meaning morpheme morphological notation noted noun phrases NP's obstruent ordinary working grammarian output conditions paradigm passive phonetic phonological rules phonotactic phrase structure rules position possible Postal presupposition projection problem properties proposed pseudo-cleft question relative relative clauses relevant restrictions Rosenbaum's Ross seems semantic interpretation semantic representation sense sentence and infinitive sequence speaker specific standard theory structural descriptions structure-preserving constraint subject replacement suggested surface structure syntactic syntax transformational grammar transformational rules trees underlying ungrammatical verb vowel well-formed words Yawelmani