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Syntactic Structures is a major work in linguistics by American linguist Noam Chomsky. It introduced the idea of transformational generative grammar. This approach to syntax the study of sentence structures was fully formal based on symbols and rules. Chomxky its base, this method uses phrase structure rules.
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Chomsky then combines these with a new kind of rules called ” transformations “. This procedure gives rise to different sentence structures. Syntactic Structures is Chomsky’s first book. It is a short monograph of about a hundred pages, written for specialists in linguistics. Chomsky based it on the lecture notes he had prepared for his students at MIT.
For Chomsky, the study of syntax is thus independent of semantics the study of meaning. Chomsky wrote Syntactic Structures when he was still an unknown scholar. It was even considered a welcome addition  to the existing tradition of language study. It became normal to build more formal theories with syntax at their center. This way of study valued language’s place in the mind over language behavior.
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It had a big impact on the study of knowledgemind and mental processes. It also had a smaller effect on the research on computers and brain. They think it is wrong to describe language as an ideal system. They also say it gives less value to the gathering and testing of data.
They recognized it as one of the most important studies of the 20th century. Chomsky’s interest in language started at an early age. When he was twelve, he studied Hebrew grammar under his father. Harris was an established linguist. He did research in the way laid out by American linguist Leonard Bloomfield. He soon decided to major in the subject. For his thesis, Chomsky set out to apply Harris’s methods to Hebrew.
Following Harris’s advice, he studied logicphilosophyand mathematics. Quine [note 20] and Rudolf Carnap. It used symbols and rules that did not refer to meaning. From there on, Chomsky tried to build a grammar of Hebrew. Such a grammar would generate the phonetic or sound forms of sentences.
To this end, he organized Harris’s methods in a different way. These are sttutture that refer back to themselves. He also found that there were many different ways of presenting the grammar. He tried to develop a method to measure how simple a grammar is.
He then published a revised and expanded version of it as his master’s thesis in During his fellowship, Chomsky organized all his ideas into a huge manuscript.
It was around 1, typewritten pages long. InChomsky found a job at MIT.
He worked there as a linguist in the mechanical translation project. The university granted him a Ph. In fact, it was just the ninth chapter of LSLT. InChomsky had a doctorate in linguistics. Even so, he struggled at first to publish his theory and views on language. He also saw a paper promptly rejected by the academic linguistics journal WORD. His reviews and articles at the time were mostly published in non-linguistic journals.
They had gained academic reputation by publishing works on Slavic Studies since Soon they started a new series called Janua Linguarum or the “Gate of Languages. It was called Fundamentals of Languagepublished in InChomsky and Halle collaborated to write an article on phonology, published in a festschrift for Jakobson.
Cornelis van Schooneveld was the editor of the Janua Linguarum series at Mouton. He was a Dutch linguist and a direct student of Jakobson. Consequently, he visited Chomsky at MIT in With Morris Halle’s and possibly Jakobson’s mediation,  Chomsky showed van Schooneveld his notes for his introductory linguistics course for undergraduate students. Van Schoonefeld took an interest in them.
He offered to publish an elaborate version of them at Mouton, to which Chomsky agreed. Chomsky then prepared a manuscript of the right size no longer than pages [note 30] that would fit the series. After revising an earlier manuscript, Chomsky sent a final version in the first week of August in to van Schooneveld.
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These gave more incentives to Mouton to publish the book. Mouton finally published Chomsky’s monograph titled Syntactic Structures in the second week of February Soon after the book’s first publication, Bernard Blocheditor of the prestigious journal Languagesrutture linguist Robert Benjamin Leesa colleague of Chomsky’s at MIT, the opportunity to write a review of the book.
Lees’s very positive [note 33] essay-length review appeared in the July—September issue of Language. Shortly thereafter the book created a putative ” revolution ” in the discipline. Syntactic Structures was the fourth book in the Janua Linguarum series. It was the series’s bestselling book. It was reprinted 13 times until In Syntactic StructuresChomsky tries to construct a “formalized theory sttrutture linguistic structure”.
He places emphasis on “rigorous formulations” and “precisely constructed models”. He then talks about the goals of syntactic study. For Chomsky, a linguist’s goal is to build a grammar of a language. He defines grammar as a device which produces all the sentences of the language under study. Secondly, a linguist must find the abstract concepts beneath grammars to develop a general method.
This method would help select the best possible device or grammar for any language given its corpus.
Finally, a linguistic theory must give a satisfactory description of all the levels of language analysis. Examples of these levels include soundswords and sentence structures.
The second chapter is titled “The Independence of Grammar”. In it, Chomsky states that a language is “a set A linguist should separate the “grammatical sequences” or sentences of a language from the “ungrammatical sequences”.
It is also “recall[ed] much more quickly” and “learn[ed] much more easily”. Chomsky then analyzes further about the basis of “grammaticality. First, a grammatical sentence need not be included in a corpus. Secondly, it need not be meaningful. Finally, it does not have to be statistically probable. Chomsky shows all three points using a nonsensical sentence ” Colorless green ideas sleep furiously. But it is not included in any known corpus at the time and is neither meaningful nor statistically probable.
Chomsky concludes that “grammar is autonomous and independent of meaning. British linguist Marcus Tomalin stated that a version of “Colorless green ideas sleep furiously” was suggested decades earlier by Rudolf Carnap.
In the third chapter titled “An Elementary Linguistic Theory”, Chomsky tries to determine what sort of device or model gives an adequate account of a given set of “grammatical” sentences. He then considers finite state grammara communication theoretic model [note 36] which treats language as a Markov process. As a solution, he introduces transformational generative grammar TGG”a more powerful model Chomsky’s transformational grammar has three parts: These yield a string of morphemes.
A transformational rule “operates on a given string Obligatory transformations applied on the “terminal strings” of the grammar produce the “kernel of the language”. To produce passive, negative, interrogative or complex sentences, one or more optional transformation rules must be applied in a particular order to the kernel sentences.
At the final stage of srtutture grammar, morphophonemic rules convert a string of words into a string of phonemes. In Syntactic Structuresthe term “transformation” was borrowed from the works of Zellig Harris. Harris was Chomsky’s initial mentor. Harris used the term “transformation” to describe equivalence relations between sentences of a language.