Accession Number : AD0257288

Title :   TRANSFORMATIONAL CRITERIA FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF PREDICATIVE GENITIVE CONSTRUCTIONS IN RUSSIAN

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : WORTH,DEAN S.

Report Date : 24 JAN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A major advantage of the transformational approach to syntactic structure is that the investigator is no longer bound to the low levels of generality inherent in the morphological detail of actual sentences. Instead, he can regard syntax as a dynamic, addressor-oriented process, the units of which form a hierarchy of functional abstractions. This conception is illustrated by an analysis of Russian constructions containing genitive substantives that must be modified by another unit, although the exact form (adjective or substantive) of this second unit is irrelevant. The transformationally determined varieties of such constructions are cataloged, and it is shown that all such constructions contain either an actual or an implied predication. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MACHINE TRANSLATION, CLASSIFICATION, LANGUAGE, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE