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transformational grammar

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

transformational grammar

n
(Grammar) a grammatical description of a language making essential use of transformational rules. Such grammars are usually but not necessarily generative grammars. Compare systemic grammar, case grammar

transforma′tional gram′mar


n.
a system of grammatical analysis, esp. a form of generative grammar, that posits the existence of deep structure and surface structure and uses a set of transformational rules to derive surface structure forms from deep structure.
[1960–65]

transformational grammar

Grammar that studies ways in which grammatical elements are rearranged to change meaning.
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I-language is the system of knowledge that resides in the speakers' brains, and which underlies their linguistic performance.
Below, I will present some observations and arguments in favour of this dialogic view of the relation between I-language and E-language in the domain of morphology.
An I-language cannot exist independently of the human mind (it is a property of the mind-brain).
The current study set out to identify Chomsky's views on our having knowledge of and using rules of language, his linguistic naturalism, his commitment to the internalism of I-language, and his "parameter setting" theory of language acquisition.
The effects of perceptions about using I-language and about assessing their self-image on the assertiveness levels were analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Scheffe test (Morgan, Leech, Gloeckner, & Barrett, 2004).
The assertiveness levels of the participants according to using I-language and evaluation of self-image were analyzed by ANOVA and are given in Table 1.
At the heart of Chomsky's linguistics is the notion of I-language.
Minimalist Grammar (MG, hereafter) assumes that I-Language generates mind-internal representations that the conceptual-intentional systems (C-I, hereafter) "interpret.
Chapter 1's introduction to E-language and I-language, principles and parameters, structure dependency, and the modular language faculty might seem daunting, but in fact offers a very readable guide to the fundamental premisses of generative linguistics.
I suggest that the language of thought, I-language, be reconceived as the syntactic node structure and as the capacities to recognize the semantic values (for example, the capacity to apprehend or comprehend Mount Everest).
The parser associates structural descriptions with expressions; the I-language generates structural descriptions for each expression.
9) If the cognitive system of Jones's language faculty is in state L, we will say that Jones has the I-language L.