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- noun Plural form of
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Re: under-representation of syntax: I guess it's the difficulty of working with historical syntactic developments and the dominance of phonology and morphology in all aspects of our formation since the Neogrammarians.
German movement called “Neogrammarianism” appeared on the linguistic scene. Neogrammarians 'platform had many components, two of which are relevant here: (1) their conception of sound-laws, and
And in dealing with the perception, and the awareness, of language - changes, the Neogrammarians made use of the fairly recent psychological discovery called “the phenom - enon of the just noticeable difference.”
Neogrammarians were deliberately intending to apply or adapt Du Bois-Reymond's doctrine to linguistics, and this hypothesis may well be true.