relational grammar


: a grammar based on a theory in which grammatical relations (such as subject or object) are primitives in terms of which syntactic operations are defined

Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of relational grammar was in 1982

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“Relational grammar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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