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Universal Grammar

Universal Grammar Theory states that all children are born with an innate ability to acquire, develop, and understand language. While different languages may have...

Psycholinguistics

Language is an integral part of our society and the way we live our lives. It is an irreplaceable aspect of every culture, and...

Recent Trends in TG

There have been numerous changes in transformational grammar from the seventies onwards. Some of the important aspects of these changes are: ...

Adverbialisation

Adverbialisation is the process of forming sentences with Adverbs and Adverbial Clauses in them. In adverbial clauses there are Sentence adjuncts and Predicate Phrase...

Complement Clause Transformations

Complement Clause The Complement clauses ( abbreviated as COMP-clauses) are commonly defined as subordinate clauses functioning as an argument of a predicate. The Complement Clause...

Complementation

A characteristic property of certain types of sentence embedding in English, the Sentential Complementation, is the deletion of the initial Noun Phrase of the...

Relativization in Subordination

In transformational grammar, relativization is the process of forming sentences with relative clauses in them. Relativization as a syntactic process, like complementation and coordination...

Double Based Transformations -Subordination

In generative grammar, embedding is the process by which one clause is included (embedded) in another. This is also known as nesting. More broadly,...

Double Based Transformations -Coordination

Double-based Transformations A generative grammar of the type proposed by Chomsky makes use of two types of transformational rules- the singe-base or simple transformations, which...

Passivisation

In English grammar, passivisation is the transformation of a sentence from an active form to a passive form. Through the process of passivisation, the...