surface structure


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surface structure

n.
In early theories of generative grammar, the abstract syntactic structure of a construction, derived from deep structure, that determines and corresponds most closely with observed word order.

surface structure

n
(Grammar) generative grammar a representation of a string of words or morphemes as they occur in a sentence, together with labels and brackets that represent syntactic structure. Compare deep structure

sur′face struc`ture


n.
(in transformational grammar)
1. a structural representation of the final syntactic form of a sentence, as it exists after the transformational component has modified a deep structure.
2. the string of words that is actually produced.
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