Frequently Asked Questions What is the relationship between syntax and grammar? Grammar refers to a set of rules for a language, including how words and sentences are formed and standards for correct usage. Syntax is the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences.
Subsequently, a wider body of work influenced Sanskrit scholars such as Ferdinand de SaussureLeonard Bloomfieldand Roman Jakobson. Frits Staal  discussed the possible European impact of Indian ideas on language. After outlining the various aspects of the contact, Staal posits the theory that the idea of formal rules in language, first proposed by de Saussure inand finally developed by Chomsky inbased on which formal rules were also introduced in computational languages, may indeed lie in the European exposure to the formal rules of Paninian grammar.
More importantly, the very idea that formal rules can be applied to areas outside of logic or mathematics, may itself have been catalyzed by Europe's contact with the work of Sanskrit grammarians.
Greece[ edit ] The Greeks developed an alphabet based on a system previously used by the Phoeniciansadding signs for vowels and for extra consonants appropriate to their idiom see Robins, As a result of the introduction of writing, poetry such as the Homeric poems became written and several editions were created and commented on, forming the basis of philology and criticism.
Along with written speech, the Greeks commenced studying grammatical and philosophical issues. A philosophical discussion about the nature and origins of language can be found as early as the works of Plato.
A subject of concern was whether language was man-made, a social artifact, or supernatural in origin. Plato in his Cratylus presents the naturalistic view, that word meanings emerge from a natural process, independent of the language user.
His arguments are partly based on examples of compounding, where the meaning of the whole is usually related to the constituents, although by the end he admits a small role for convention. The sophists and Socrates introduced dialectics as a new text genre.
The Platonic dialogs contain definitions of the meters of the poems and tragedy, the form and the structure of those texts see the Republic and Phaidros, Ion, etc. He defined the logic of speech and of the argument. Furthermore, Aristotle's works on rhetoric and poetics became of the utmost importance for the understanding of tragedy, poetry, public discussions etc.
Aristotle's work on logic interrelates with his special interest in language, and his work on this area was fundamentally important for the development of the study of language logos in Greek means both "language" and "logic reasoning".
In CategoriesAristotle defines what is meant by "synonymous" or univocal words, what is meant by "homonymous" or equivocal words, and what is meant by "paronymous" or denominative words. He divides forms of speech as being: Either simple, without composition or structure, such as "man," "horse," "fights," etc.
Or having composition and structure, such as "a man fights," "the horse runs," etc. Next, he distinguishes between a subject of predication, namely that of which anything is affirmed or denied, and a subject of inhesion. A thing is said to be inherent in a subject, when, though it is not a part of the subject, it cannot possibly exist without the subject, e.
The categories are not abstract platonic entities but are found in speech, these are substance, quantity, quality, relation, place, time, position, state, action and affection. In de InterpretationeAristotle analyzes categoric propositions, and draws a series of basic conclusions on the routine issues of classifying and defining basic linguistic forms, such as simple terms and propositions, nouns and verbs, negation, the quantity of simple propositions primitive roots of the quantifiers in modern symbolic logicinvestigations on the excluded middle which to Aristotle isn't applicable to future tense propositions — the Problem of future contingentsand on modal propositions.
The Stoics made linguistics an important part of their system of the cosmos and the human. In phonetics and phonology the articulators were defined. The syllable became an important structure for the understanding of speech organization. One of the most important contributions of the Stoics in language study was the gradual definition of the terminology and theory echoed in modern linguistics.
Alexandrian grammarians also studied speech sounds and prosody ; they defined parts of speech with notions such as "noun", "verb", etc. There was also a discussion about the role of analogy in language, in this discussion the grammatici in Alexandria supported the view that language and especially morphology is based on analogy or paradigm, whereas the grammatic in schools in Asia Minor consider that language is not based on analogical bases but rather on exceptions.
Alexandrians, like their predecessors, were very interested in meter and its role in poetry. The metrical " feet " in the Greek was based on the length of time taken to pronounce each syllable, with syllables categorized according to their weight as either "long" syllables or "short" syllables also known as "heavy" and "light" syllables, respectively, to distinguish them from long and short vowels.
The foot is often compared to a musical measure and the long and short syllables to whole notes and half notes. The basic unit in Greek and Latin prosody is a morawhich is defined as a single short syllable.Explore In-finity Literacy Ltd's board "Talk for Writing" on Pinterest.
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