universal grammar(redirected from Innate grammar)
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n. Abbr. UG
An innate system of grammatical principles, parameters, and constraints believed to underlie all natural languages.
(Linguistics) linguistics (in Chomskyan transformation linguistics) the abstract limitations on the formal grammatical description of all human languages, actual or possible, that make them human languages
1. a grammar that attempts to establish the properties and constraints common to all possible human languages.
2. the properties and constraints themselves.