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[mass noun] (in transformational grammar) the structure of a well-formed phrase or sentence in a language, as opposed to its underlying logical form.‘rules of transformation change deep structure into surface structure’Contrasted with deep structure[count noun] ‘those types of sentences which have deep structures identical to their surface structures will be called base sentences’
- ‘Possibly, the present verbal dual task interferes mostly with the phonological surface structure of the spatial sentence and not with the underlying propositional content.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘That is, switching should occur at points where the surface structures of the two languages map onto each other.’
- ‘While this set of sentences has the surface structure of a formal argument, its persuasive force lies at a different level.’
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