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John S. Bowers
Cornell University (Ithaca, NY 14853-2801)

The Theory of Grammatical Relations

To study grammatical relations in a book entitled The Theory of Grammatical Relations in which claims of the notion of grammatical transformation are presented and defended in a systematic and detailed fashion. At the same time a different conception of grammar will be presented in which no sharp distinction between the process of forming a sentence and the process of interpreting it is imposed on the grammars of natural languages. Arguments to support a revision in the theory of grammar will be both empirical and methodological.

Project fields:

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1976 – 1/31/1977