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By Young-Key Kim-Renaud

The Korean alphabet, generally known as han'gul, has been referred to as one of many maximum highbrow achievements of humankind. specialists agree that few writing platforms can fit its simplicity and potency, its beauty and intelligence.

the one alphabet thoroughly local to East Asia, han'gul distinguishes itself between writing platforms of the realm with its medical features and weird linguistic healthy to the Korean language. so much strikingly, the theoretical underpinnings of the language, in addition to the time and situations of its production, are sincerely recognized and recorded. Han'gul was once invented in 1443 and promulgated in 1446 by means of King Sejong (1418-1450), sage ruler of the Yi dynasty (1392-1910).

This quantity, the 1st book-length paintings on han'gul in English via Korean-language experts, is made out of ten essays via the main energetic students of the Korean writing process. An instructive statement by way of eminent linguist Samuel Martin follows, supplying perceptive reviews at the essays in addition to a dialogue on Martin's personal study findings at the script.

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Generative Phonology 31 the new model. While the other papers at this conference are not memorable and the content of Chomsky's is little more than an elaboration of some points in Syntactic Structures, the proceedings of the conference (Hill 1962) are nevertheless wonderful reading. The reason is that they faithfully transcribe the discussion sessions at the end of each paper. Here we can see linguistic history documented as nowhere else: Chomsky, the enfant terrible, taking on some of the giants of the field and making them look like rather confused students in a beginning linguistics course.

Since 1969, he has taught at Tel Aviv University, where he has also built a successful program. 2. The Ascendancy of Transformational Generative Grammar The established leaders of American structuralism recognized from the outset that Chomsky's theory represented a profound challenge to contemporary ideas about how to carry on linguistic research. And they recognized as well that the essence of the challenge lay in Chomsky's ideas about how language might be studied scientifically. 5. Winning the Revolution 37 Society of America in 1964 (published as Hockett 1965), went so far as to characterize the publication of Syntactic Structures as one of "only four major breakthroughs" in the history of modern linguistics (Hockett 1965:185).

Syntactic Structures 27 that we are forced to conclude that grammar is autonomous and independent of meaning" (p. 17). The independence of grammar and meaning is stressed so many times in that book that many commentators have assumed that Chomsky simply took over the position of Harris and Bloch, an assumption often going hand-in-hand with the implication that this demonstrates that he had not really broken completely from post-Bloomfieldian structuralism. But a careful reading of Syntactic Structures clearly falsifies this conclusion.

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