First Contribution to Bulgarian Generative Syntax: Hilmar Walter Cover Image

Първи принос в българския генеративен синтаксис: Хилмар Валтер
First Contribution to Bulgarian Generative Syntax: Hilmar Walter

Author(s): Tzvetomira Venkova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Semiotics / Semiology, Theoretical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Syntax, Lexis, Philology
Published by: Великотърновски университет „Св. св. Кирил и Методий”
Keywords: generative syntax; reception of linguistic theories; linguistic historiography; Hilmar Walter; Leipzig linguistics

Summary/Abstract: The text discusses the first application of the Transformational-Generative Grammar (TGG) to Bulgarian language in a 1963 paper by Hilmar Walter. The role of this paper is outlined within the general reception process of TGG from American into Bulgarian linguistic practice by analyzing the factors determining the indirect reception via German mediation. In addition, some main reception features of H. Walter’s paper have been considered, that have played a leading role in Bulgarian reception of generative grammar in general. Special emphasis is laid on the repercussion of the pioneering paper in Bulgarian linguistic circles.

  • Issue Year: 26/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 227-235
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bulgarian