Theoretical linguistics seems to be dominated by the Chomskian transformational generative grammar and its offshoots. I am wondering whether these theories are generally accepted by the German linguists and/or whether there are popular alternatives.
I will appreciate comments on this subject. More specifically:
- Are transformational generative syntax theories popular among the German linguists?
- Do these theories encounter specific problems when treating German and other Germanic languages? What kind of problems?
- What are the alternative theories and where could I learn more about them?
Feel free to post in either English or German.