09984. Linguistic Structure and the English Language.
Examines the concept of linguistic structure as it has been applied to the English language, tracing its development from the earliest forms of prescriptive grammar to the most recent forms of structural linguistics. Focuses on British English. Argues that modern linguists have developed two fundamentally different perspectives on the English language -- comparative versus structuralism. 22 pages, 41 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.
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