TRANSFORMATIONAL GENERATIVE GRAMMAR

with regard to speaking language, a form of generative grammar based upon the concept that sentences have a rooted and deep anatomy in addition to the exterior structure viewable in writing or speech, and which the prior gives rise to the latter via the operation of a small amount of transformational rules consisting of the motion, addition, and removal of constituents.

TRANSFORMATIONAL GENERATIVE GRAMMAR: "Transformational generative grammar, sometimes known as just transformational grammar, was founded by Noam Chomsky."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TRANSFORMATIONAL GENERATIVE GRAMMAR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/transformational-generative-grammar/ (accessed September 24, 2020).
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