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[mass noun] (in transformational grammar) the underlying logical relationships of the elements of a phrase or sentence.‘rules of transformation change deep structure into surface structure’Contrasted with surface structure
- ‘The first is ‘universal grammar,’ the Enlightenment belief that the deep structure of language is uniform across languages.’
- ‘According to his theory, humans produce language through a deep structure that enables them to generate and transfer their own grammar to any other language.’
- ‘The theory postulates that the two sentences have the same order in deep structure, but the question transformation changes the order to that in surface structure.’
- ‘This would have to be the mythical deep structure of linguistics.’
- ‘Chomsky's initial proposals, in Syntactic Structures and Aspects, had distinguished between the surface structure of a sentence and the deep structure, from which the surface structure is derived by transformations.’
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