generative semantics

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noun, plural in form but usually singular in construction gen·er·a·tive semantics \usually ˈje-nə-rə-tiv-\

Definition of generative semantics

  1. :  a description of a language emphasizing a semantic deep structure that is logical in form, that provides syntactic structure, and that is related to surface structure by transformations

1970

First Known Use of generative semantics

1970


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