transformationalist
noun Date: 1964 an exponent of transformational grammar

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • transformationalist — transformationalism, n. /trans feuhr may sheuh nl ist/, n. a person who follows or promotes the theories of transformational grammar. [1960 65; TRANSFORMATIONAL (GRAMMAR) + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • transformationalist — trans·for·ma·tion·al·ist …   English syllables

  • transformationalist — ˌtranzfə(r)ˈmāshənələ̇st, ˌtraan , n(t)sf , shnəl noun ( s) : an exponent of transformational grammar * * * transformationalism, n. /trans feuhr may sheuh nl ist/, n. a person who follows or promotes the theories of transformational grammar.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • linguist — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. polyglot, philologist, etymologist. See speech. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Student of language] Syn. etymologist, philologist, philologer, structuralist, structural linguist, usagist, transformationalist …   English dictionary for students

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