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linguisticsweb:glossary:linguistics_glossary:structuralism [2013/08/20 22:59]
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 A more systematic approach to analysing and classifying elements in a language; an attempt to describe sentence structure and elements according to syntactic criteria alone without reference to meaning: ​ A more systematic approach to analysing and classifying elements in a language; an attempt to describe sentence structure and elements according to syntactic criteria alone without reference to meaning: ​
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    * explicit discovery procedures for the analysis of language; description of constituents and immediate constituents of sentence structure: ​    * explicit discovery procedures for the analysis of language; description of constituents and immediate constituents of sentence structure: ​
  
- === Difficulties:​ ===+ ===== Difficulties:​ ===== 
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    * resolving ambiguous sentences such as //They can fish.// where the ambiguity is semantic in nature.    * resolving ambiguous sentences such as //They can fish.// where the ambiguity is semantic in nature.
    * complete separation of structure and meaning is not possible; ​    * complete separation of structure and meaning is not possible; ​