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transformational grammar


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A grammar that accounts for the constructions of a language by linguistic transformations and phrase structures, especially generative grammar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A generative grammar, especially of a natural language, developed in the Chomskyan tradition of phrase structure grammars (as opposed to dependency grammars).


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