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The language system, therefore, is not considered as an autonomous set of rules and principles, the uses of which can only be considered in a secondary phase; rather it is assumed that the rules and principles composing the language system can only be adequately understood when they are analyzed in terms of conditions of use. In this sense the study of language use (pragmatics) precedes the study of the formal and semantic properties of linguistic expressions. (1991: 247) Both theories are also concerned with the cognitive status of the grammars they propose and accept Dik's criterion of psychological adequacy.

Ugumbil. 3). 5 These examples raise doubts that there is a VP in Dyirbal clause structure, because there is no evidence that the 'object' NP and the verb form any kind of unit. 2). 1. g. S[VPVO], following Kayne's (1994) claim that all languages have S VO order in their underlying syntactic forms, and the case assignment rules apply to this abstract representation. 4). The important point about this situation is that the assumption of a structurally based account of case assignment, together with lack of overt evidence for a VP, forces the multilevel analysis.

G. 1975: 56-7,1980: 229-30). For him 'human language is a system for free expression of thought, essentially independent of stimulus control, need-satisfaction or instrumental purpose' (1980: 239) and 'a set of structural descriptions of sentences, where a full structural description determines (in particular) the sound and meaning of a linguistic expression' (Chomsky 1977: 81). In any case, it is not the use of language that generative theories are to investigate. Chomsky (1965) proposed a fundamental distinction between linguistic competence and linguistic performance: competence is a native speaker's knowledge of language, whereas performance is the actual use of language on particular occasions.

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