nongrammatical

nongrammatical

(ˌnɒnɡrəˈmætɪkəl)
adj
(Grammar) not related to grammar
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These too are engaged through human language, the former, ineradicably till the end of time, for "anger, despair, are inbred / monsters" (XLIII) and the latter, perhaps, conceivable for brief moments--in "the nongrammatical speech of angels" (LVIII).
This misses the point that the statement here is part of the argumentation for the nongrammatical nature of information focus (in opposition to both non-exhaustive identification and exhaustive identification focus).
In doing so, they aimed at testing Truscott's (1996; 2001; 2007) claim that, if CF has any value, this could only be true for nongrammatical errors, and not for errors in grammar.
Colorful, often nongrammatical, and not lacking in expletives, the language the convict speaks (and, to a lesser degree, the language Faulkner uses to characterize him) strongly marks him as a character.
The strongest argument for Chomsky's notion of Universal Grammar is the "poverty of stimulus": that children are able to distinguish grammatical from nongrammatical sentences on the basis of a limited and conflicting exposure and that this ability must thus be an aspect of cognitive development triggered by exposure to language (Chomsky 43).
These findings support the view of some linguists that children can create so-called creole languages from simpler, nongrammatical tongues used between speakers of different languages.
When adults of different languages are forced together, a nongrammatical communication system emerges - a protolanguage or pidgin.
Whereas the 1995 edition of the Petit Robert does not recognize it, the French grammatical term genre is beginning to acquire the nongrammatical meaning of the English gender as in "gender studies.
These techniques may not be useful in dealing with the nongrammatical nature of normal speech.
The least helpful are silently to refill the milk glass, or to say, "here milky in cuppy," or some other form of nongrammatical babytalk.
This idea can be further interpreted in two different ways: on the one hand, those nongrammatical criteria could be understood as the triggers of a pre-existent but incomplete grammatical structure; on the other, the grammatical structure finally attained could be a not prefigured result in any blueprint.