Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A type of grammar that describes a language in terms of transformations applied to an underlying deep structure in order to generate the surface structure of sentences that 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 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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Chomsky originated such concepts as transformational-generative grammar, transformational grammar, and generative grammar.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.