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deep structure

n.
In early theories of generative grammar, a syntactic structure that expresses certain core semantic relationships in a construction and is the source from which surface structure is derived.

deep structure

n
(Grammar) generative grammar a representation of a sentence at a level where logical or grammatical relations are made explicit, before transformational rules have been applied. Compare surface structure

deep′ struc′ture


n.
(in transformational grammar) the underlying semantic or syntactic representation of a sentence from which the surface structure may be derived. Compare surface structure.
[1960]

deep structure

A term used in linguistics to mean the underlying structure of relationships between the elements that make up a sentence.
Translations
Tiefenstruktur
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