case grammar


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case grammar

n
(Grammar) linguistics a system of grammatical description based on the functional relations that noun groups have to the main verb of a sentence. Compare systemic grammar, transformational grammar
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This case grammar is used to detect the agent, object and recepient in the sentence which is obtained by analysing the words with repesct to grammar of that language.
In the 1960s, Case Grammar attempted to develop a functional sense of the parts of speech, substituting, for instance, subject with the more descriptive agent (Williams 120).
The techniques explored in the semantic phase of this work include the use of a case grammar and frames (Schank & Abelson, 1977; Schank & Riesbeck, 1981) to map the surface structure of the text into an internal representation from which the RIFs can be formed.