transformational grammar

transformational grammar
transforma′tional gram′mar
n.
ling. a system of grammatical analysis, esp. a form of generative grammar, that posits the existence of deep structure and surface structure and uses a set of transformational rules to derive surface structure forms from deep structure
Etymology: 1960–65

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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