transformational grammar

noun

Definition of transformational grammar

: a grammar that generates the deep structures of a language and converts these to the surface structures by means of transformations

First Known Use of transformational grammar

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of transformational grammar was in 1961

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“Transformational grammar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transformational%20grammar. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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