stratificational grammar

noun

strat·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion·​al grammar ˌstra-tə-fə-ˈkā-shnəl- How to pronounce stratificational grammar (audio)
-shə-nᵊl-
: a grammar based on the theory that language consists of a series of hierarchically related strata linked together by representational rules

Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stratificational grammar was in 1962

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“Stratificational grammar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stratificational%20grammar. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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