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n. Abbr. UG
An innate system of grammatical principles, parameters, and constraints believed to underlie all natural languages.
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(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
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1. a grammar that attempts to establish the properties and constraints common to all possible human languages.
2. the properties and constraints themselves.
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