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 French 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 French linguists?
  • Do these theories encounter specific problems when treating French and other Romance languages? What kind of problems?
  • What are the alternative theories and where could I learn more about them?

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