Questions tagged [structural-linguistics]

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How to provide evidence that my hypothesis is correct (the same structure but the constituents are different), syntactic structures, constituency

How can I provide evidence supporting the hypothesis, that is, prove by means of constituency tests that my hypothesis is correct? The sentences: (1) Jeff lost the watch with the big numbers (2) Jeff ...
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What is meaning according to Saussure?

Did Ferdinand de Saussure define meaning in his Course in General Linguistics?
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Does structural linguistics still have relevance today?

Reading Wikipedia on structural linguistics, you will bump into: Structural linguistics is now regarded by some professional linguists as outdated and as superseded by developments such as ...