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NLPA Review of Grammar by Mind Map: NLPA Review of Grammar
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NLPA Review of Grammar

sentences

general properties

components

phrase structure

grammatical categories

nouns and pronouns

determiners and adjectives

verbs

adverbs

prepositions

conjunctions

words

smallest element of natural language that carries a meaning when uttered in isolation

"minimal free form" (Bloomfield)

grammatical classes

words and their properties are compiled into dictionaries or lexica

morphology

other classes

linguistics

Classical question: Is a sentence grammatical?

"Rationalist" vs "empiricist" approaches

Capability vs performance distinction

some enormously complex theories and lots of religion

in practice, the empiricist approach is the one primarily used

nevertheless, much of the terminology of classical linguistics is still used in empiricist language processing

linguistics deals with language at several levels