John Rupert Firth Quote

The various structures of sentences in any given language, comprising for example at least two nominal pieces and a verbal piece must be collated, and such categories as voice, mood, affirmative, negative, tense, aspect, gender, number, person and case, if found applicable and valid in descriptive statement, are to be abstracted from, and referred back to the sentence as a whole.


p. 20 - "A synopsis of linguistic theory 1930-1955." 1957

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The various structures of sentences in any given language, comprising for example at least two nominal pieces and a verbal piece must be collated,...

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The various structures of sentences in any given language, comprising for example at least two nominal pieces and a verbal piece must be collated,...

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The various structures of sentences in any given language, comprising for example at least two nominal pieces and a verbal piece must be collated,...

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The various structures of sentences in any given language, comprising for example at least two nominal pieces and a verbal piece must be collated,...