generative semantics
noun plural but usually singular in construction Date: 1970 a description of a language emphasizing a semantic deep structure that is logical in form, that provides syntactic structure, and that is related to surface structure by transformations

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  • Generative Semantik — Die Generative Semantik ist ein generatives Grammatikmodell, das in den 1960er Jahren von George Lakoff , James D. McCawley , Paul M. Postal und John Robert Ross entwickelt wurde, als Reaktion auf Noam Chomskys Vernachlässigung der Semantik in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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