FORMAL GRAMMAR By N., Sam M.S. - 38 a term that is applied to the description of language in terms of its form and structure as opposed to its function and meaning. Compare functional grammar. FORMAL GRAMMAR: "Formal grammar deals with the construction of sentences." Related Psychology Terms LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) ESTHETICS ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development READINESS TESTS ACHIEVEMENT TESTS FROMM, ERICH (1900—) BODY LANGUAGE (Organ Language) Terms of Service SENTENCE COMPLETION METHOD Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FORMAL GRAMMAR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/formal-grammar/ (accessed June 25, 2022).