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Title: Grammatical Constructions within Bolinger's Theoretical Model of Meaning and Form: Bolinger as Corollary Pragmatic Filler in Chomskyan Syntactic Structures
Authors: Ali, Amjad
Keywords: Language and Literature
English Language and Literature
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Islamia College Peshawar.
Abstract: It is important to recognize that research in linguistics poses certain formidable challenges due to the vague and complex nature of language. Hence, no conclusive claim can be made about the authenticity and viability of a linguistic theory and the consequent findings attained thereby. Attempts, however, should be made to unravel the mysteries of this entity. The present study is one such endeavor to understand the idiosyncrasies and complexities of English language. It attempts to foreground the three important components of language i.e., syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and strives to work out an intermediary relationship between them. The study premises that a comprehensive and logical account of language is plausible through an original approach whereby the three components are merged and a composite means devised. The study investigates the complementary role of Chomsky‘s syntactic modules and Bolinger‘s theoretical model of Meaning and Form. Chomsky‘s syntactic theories are widely regarded as the templates which provide deep insights into understanding the mechanism and dynamics of language. His modules conceptualize a linguistic description of language without giving due consideration to non linguistic factors such as context and discourse. The current study attempts to plug in these missing gaps characteristically with Bolinger‘s Meaning and Form and the support of other linguists has been sought whenever needed. The model recognizes a close-knit correspondence between form and meaning. A single linguistic form can convey single meaning only and any assertion that it can be used for conveying more than one type of meaning is a linguistic myth. Besides Chomskyan syntactic modules, the study also analyzes some other syntactic constructions within Meaning and Form model.
Gov't Doc #: 25087
URI: http://prr.hec.gov.pk/jspui/handle/123456789/19645
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