transformational grammar
noun Date: 1961 a grammar that generates the deep structures of a language and converts these to the surface structures by means of transformations

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  • transformational grammar — a system of grammatical analysis, esp. a form of generative grammar, that posits the existence of deep structure and surface structure, using a set of transformational rules to derive surface structure forms from deep structure; a grammar that… …   Universalium

  • transformational grammar — noun : a grammar that generates the deep structures of a language and relates these to the surface structures by means of transformations * * * ˌtransforˌmational ˈgrammar 7 [transformational grammar] noun uncountable (abbr. TG …   Useful english dictionary

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  • transformational grammar — /trænsfəˈmeɪʃənəl græmə/ (say transfuh mayshuhnuhl gramuh) noun a grammar which uses transformational rules in its description of a language …   Australian English dictionary

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  • transformational grammar — noun Linguistics grammar which describes a language in terms of transformations applied to an underlying deep structure in order to generate the surface structure of sentences which can actually occur …   English new terms dictionary

  • generative-transformational grammar — /jen euhr euh tiv trans feuhr may sheuh nl, euh ray tiv /, Ling. See transformational generative grammar. * * * …   Universalium

  • generative-transformational grammar — /jen euhr euh tiv trans feuhr may sheuh nl, euh ray tiv /, Ling. See transformational generative grammar …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grammar — is the field of linguistics that covers the rules governing the use of any given natural language. It includes morphology and syntax, often complemented by phonetics, phonology, semantics, and pragmatics. Each language has its own distinct… …   Wikipedia

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