Mal wieder John und Mary

Ein Lesetipp: An Introduction to Classical Generative Psychology

„[…] Chomsky defines the mind as the “set of well-formed thoughts” (1957z:3984) and then goes on to stipulate a complex derivational system which allows us to generate all the individuals in our cell phone register by a finite-state automaton, from a single underlying representation. His two most famous examples are:

(a) [John loves Mary.]
(b) [John hates Mary.]

Chomsky claims that the sentences (a-b) are derived from the single underlying representation /John loves Mary./ by a number of extrinsically ordered mood-transformation rules. He argues that John has to m-command Mary in order to create an emotional link and then in the case of (a) Mary can move up to John’s pad for a brief merge. […]“

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