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Re : Case, Innateness, Almost Allnoun, NGL.

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Date:Wednesday, August 4, 1999, 19:10
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 30/07/99 03:09:35  , Jim a =E9crit :

> [Main Point glk]: > xxxx an argument for a localist hypothesis of case roles and > clause structure as part of the genetic endowment of the human > species. > =20 > =20 > This post is a commentary on a web document with the above url, pointed > out on Conlang by Charles, which I find very interesting and I want to > share my reactions to it. It has a lot to say about case, and I have > added some conclusions of my own about a verb-minimalist approach to > language. I have made very large unmarked deletions in it; it is best > to read the original. VST stands for Vector Space Tense as I have > developed it in the Conlang posted series and Writekit. NGL stands for > Next Generation Language as published at > =20 > NOTE: > Throughout this web document my (Gerald Koenig's) comments appear > initiated by my initials, glk, and ended by a line, thus: > =20 > Scott DeLancy's words.
i read it. the NGL stuff is slightly simplistic. you may want to listen to your children and ponder : (i) attribute vs. entity (ii) notional vs. spatio-temporal (iii) extent vs. extremal and a few other ***s when these above are cleared up. "tense" is off-topic : rather discuss "aspect". as for "verb-minimalist", i think speaking of "verb" is already mixing PoS and cases. and discussing "recipient" without pondering "result" is nonsense. mathias