A Short Grammar of Tetun Dili (Languages of the World by Catharina Williams-van Klinken, John Hajek, Rachel

By Catharina Williams-van Klinken, John Hajek, Rachel Nordlinger

Publication is written for English audio system studying the grammar and different language utilization ideas of Tetun Dili, one of many kinds of Tetun, the nationwide language of East Timor.

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A grammatical description that gives only “a compact one-to-one representation of the stock of utterances in the corpus” (here Chomsky cites Harris [1951, 376]) is defective. Chomsky remarks that on the level of syntax the intuitive character of grammatical descriptions is most obvious and that, ultimately, the collection of data is concerned with finding a basis for intuitive judgements. He offers the following list of types of data that generative grammarians utilize: (6) a. b. c. d. e. f. phonetic transcriptions; judgements of conformity of utterance tokens; judgements of wellformedness; ambiguity that can be traced to structural origins; judgements of sameness or difference of sentence type; judgements concerning the propriety of particular classifications and segmentations; 23 24 I.

Syntactic Structures reiterates the same ideas: “given a corpus of sentences”, linguistic theory should provide a method for selecting a grammar (p. 11); a language is “a (finite or infinite) set of sentences” (p. 13); one way to test the adequacy of a grammar is to determine whether the sentences it generates “are actually grammatical, i. , acceptable to the native speaker”, which is a “behavioral criterion for grammaticalness” (p. 13); a grammar is “related to the corpus of sentences” it describes (p.

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