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By Sebastian Shaumyan

This ebook is set a very good highbrow event — the quest for tools which could unfastened linguistics from dependence at the preconceived logical different types of the sentence and will make it to develop into a very self reliant department of data, self sufficient of common sense and any notions alien to the character of language. simply through changing into a very self reliant department of data will linguistics be assigned its deserved position within the process of sciences.

As the end result of a long time of analysis, i've got built Semiotic Linguistics, a brand new linguistic self-discipline, which I found in this ebook. The area of Semiotic Linguistics is notably designated from the entire different domain names of linguistics. The area of Semiotic Linguistics is human language conceived of as a folks version of the area. by way of a people version of the area we suggest that each language is a specific conventionalized kind of the illustration of the area imposed on the entire individuals of a language group by way of the social have to have a standard device of conversation. the people version of the area is in truth a collective philosophy special to every language. it truly is known as the folks version simply because in lots of crucial positive aspects it differs from a systematic version of the area.

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This is unfortunate. It may well be that the ideas of Morris and other logicians make good sense for some artificial sign systems (although some lo­ gicians question the usefulness of this distinction for logical systems, as well), but they do not have any sense whatsoever with respect to the study of the sign systems of natural languages, because any sign of a natural language has mean­ ing as its attribute, there is no sign without meaning, sign and meaning cannot be separated from each other.

In many cases this classification of syntactic combinations into deep and surface structures is valid and agrees with the classification of syntactic combinations into primary and secondary syntactic functions established by semiotic grammar. When, however, the two grammars differ in construction analysis, this divergence arises from their different conception of syntax: semi­ otic grammar is founded on the semiotic conception of syntax, while generative transformational grammar is implicitly founded on the logical conception of syntax.

The difference in the two conceptions of syntax is reflected, in the first place, in the choice of syntactic primitives. For generative grammar the syntac­ tic primitive is the sentence. For semiotic grammar the syntactic primitive is the central sign of language, which is the word. The different choice of syntac­ tic primitives leads to different programs of syntax. Generative syntax views sentence structures as deep structures of language and nominalization struc­ tures as transformations of deep structures into surface structures of language.

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