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transformational generative grammar


Subject Linguistics

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631214823.1999.x


has been developed by Noam Chomsky and others since 1957. The surface structure of sebtences is derived from the deep structure by ordered transformations such as movement, copying, substitution and deletion. Since the 1980s, a single general transformation – move α – is assumed, which interacts with various conditions on rules and representations. (See also chomskyan linguistics and generative grammar .) ( 1993 ). An Introduction to Language . 5th edn. Fort Worth, TX : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich . [ Particularly chapter 3. ]. ( 1994 ). Introduction to Government and Binding Theory . 2nd edn. Oxford : Blackwell . ( 1988 ). Transformational Grammar: A first course . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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