transformational grammar(redirected from I-language)
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Related to I-language: transformational grammar, surface structure, deep structure and surface structure
A grammar that accounts for the constructions of a language by linguistic transformations and phrase structures, especially a generative grammar.
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.
Grammar that studies ways in which grammatical elements are rearranged to change meaning.