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Studying linguistics requires formal linguistics in some capacity. Learning a language does require, or is essentially linguistics, upto the wholy grail that is fundamental question of linguistics, "what is language". Linguistics serves to explain that school grammar is often very opinionated, while linguistics tends to avoid proscriptivism, seeing ...


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By "generativism", I assume you mean "the theory of Generative Grammar". This is a theory promulgated by Chomsky starting, in one form, in 1951. It came to be known as "generative grammar" with the publication of Aspects of the theory of syntax (see chapter 1). The word "generate" is taken from mathematics, with ...


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For general use as an argument: You need EITHER a silent determiner (or another head) that converts <e,t> to either <<e,t>,t> or e OR a theory of coercion that performs its function for you. Needless to say, I prefer the former. However, "in other words, an expression of type <e, t> cannot combine with another expression of type &...


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