stratificational grammar
noun Date: 1962 a grammar based on the theory that language consists of a series of hierarchically related strata linked together by representational rules

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  • stratificational grammar — n. a system of grammar that analyzes language as systems of strata, including phonemic, morphemic, lexemic, and semantic strata …   English World dictionary

  • stratificational grammar — ¦strad.əfə̇¦kāshnəl , shənəl noun Etymology: stratification + al (I) : a grammar based on the theory that language consists of a series of hierarchically related strata linked together by representational rules * * * /strat euh fi kay sheuh nl/ a …   Useful english dictionary

  • stratificational grammar — /strat euh fi kay sheuh nl/ a grammar based upon the theory that language is made up of successive strata that are interconnected by established rules. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • grammar — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Mode of speaking and writing Nouns 1. grammar; accidence, syntax, analysis, synopsis, praxis, punctuation, syllabi[fi]cation; agreement. See speech, language, writing. 2. a. part of speech; participle;… …   English dictionary for students

  • linguistics — /ling gwis tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the science of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and historical linguistics. [1850 55; see LINGUISTIC, ICS] * * * Study of the nature and structure of… …   Universalium

  • Sydney Lamb — Sydney MacDonald Lamb (born May 4, 1929) is an American linguist and professor at Rice University, whose stratificational grammar is a significant alternative theory to Chomsky s transformational grammar. He has specialized in Neurocognitive… …   Wikipedia

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  • Lamb, Sydney M. — ▪ American linguist in full  Sydney MacDonald Lamb  born May 4, 1929, Denver, Colo., U.S.       American linguist and originator of stratificational grammar, an outgrowth of glossematics theory. (Glossematics theory is based on glossemes, the… …   Universalium

  • language — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) System of communication Nouns 1. language, tongue, lingo, vernacular, mother tongue, protolanguage; living or dead language; idiom, parlance, phraseology; wording; dialect, patois, cant, jargon, lingo,… …   English dictionary for students

  • glossematics — Synonyms and related words: bowwow theory, comparative linguistics, derivation, descriptive grammar, descriptive linguistics, dialectology, dingdong theory, etymology, generative grammar, glossology, glottochronology, glottology, grammar,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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