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[mass noun] A type of grammar which describes a language in terms of transformations applied to an underlying logical deep structure in order to generate the surface structure of sentences which can actually occur.See also generative grammar
- ‘The measure of ‘idea density’ is footnoted to a 1973 paper influenced by early transformational grammar: Kintsch, W. & J. Keenan.’
- ‘In this paper we cast the long-standing debate in transformational grammar over movement derivations vs. well-formedness conditions on chains in a new light.’
- ‘In transformational grammar, when parts of a sentence are moved around, an inaudible, invisible trace may be left behind in the original position of the moved constituent.’
- ‘Chomsky originated such concepts as transformational-generative grammar, transformational grammar, and generative grammar.’
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