Difference between European and American linguistics

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Difference between European and American linguistics

Postby qwertz » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:48 pm

Can anyone tell me what the difference is? Supposedly there are different schools.

Is structuralism considered European while generativism American or is the distinction more complicated?
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Re: Difference between European and American linguistics

Postby MagsJ » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:47 am

You might get a reply in HoQ so I am moving this thread there.
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Re: Difference between European and American linguistics

Postby Contra-Nietzsche » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:22 am

I remember seeing the language philosophers in San Francisco carrying around alot of generative grammer books. Fuck em.
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