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Explanatory Adequacy

Spanish translation: adecuación explicativa

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English term or phrase:Explanatory Adequacy
Spanish translation:adecuación explicativa
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16:54 Apr 22, 2008
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Social Sciences - Education / Pedagogy / Linguistics
English term or phrase: Explanatory Adequacy
This is from an article about the linguistic theories of Dr. Noam Chomsky. Here is the context:

A true universal grammar, Mr. Chomsky argued, must satisfy two conditions. The first requires it to be detailed enough to describe any possible construction in any human language: questions in Navajo, passive sentences in Japanese, relative clauses in Urdu. This is called the condition of "descriptive adequacy."

By contrast, the second condition, known as "explanatory adequacy," required the grammar to be simple enough to reflect the small set of inborn principles that allow humans to acquire and use language. For years, linguistic research was snagged between these two competing demands.

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Erin DeBell
United States
Local time: 09:25
adecuación explicativa
Explanation:


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http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gramática_transformacional

La segunda idea que introdujo Chomsky estaba en relación con la evaluación de las teorías gramaticales. Chomsky distingue entre aquellas que consiguen una adecuación descriptiva y aquellas que van más allá y consiguen una adecuación explicativa.

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Yaotl Altan
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explanatory adequacy
adecuación explicativa


Explanation:


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Note added at 5 min (2008-04-22 17:00:08 GMT)
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http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gramática_transformacional

La segunda idea que introdujo Chomsky estaba en relación con la evaluación de las teorías gramaticales. Chomsky distingue entre aquellas que consiguen una adecuación descriptiva y aquellas que van más allá y consiguen una adecuación explicativa.

Salu2 al Ecuador.

Yaotl Altan
Mexico
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May 5, 2008 - Changes made by Yaotl Altan:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/783173">Erin DeBell's</a> old entry - "Explanatory Adequacy" » "adecuación explicativa"


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