Universalism and Levels of Analysis

Wirya Omar Amin
2018 Cihan University-Erbil Scientific Journal  
Any system as complex as human language is bound to lend itself to a variety of independent approaches. At different times different aspects of language have struck peoples and thinkers' mind. One of the most controversial topics which has become the most widely used linguistic theory is Chomsky's Universal Grammar. This paper is an attempt to present a brief account of the historical background of the idea of the universal grammar and its implications. It manifests some universal features
more » ... n to all human languages. Finally it focuses on the concept of hierarchy in language by which the levels of linguistic analysis are specified.
doi:10.24086/cuesj.si.2018.n1a1 fatcat:zfyzcfep75gflhtdqmeremmfze