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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...

The ‘Bloomfieldians’

Linguistics in the United States has been very strongly influenced by the necessity of describing as many as possible of the hundreds of previously...

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...

Tag Question Transformation

The standard or classical, the model of transformational generative grammar posits two levels of representation for sentences, an abstract deep structure of meaning relationships...

Limitations of Phrase Structure Grammar

The processes that pose problems to PS grammar are: ambiguities synonymies ...

The Transformational Framework

TG grammar makes use of transformations. The transformational component helps to convert structures from one level to another. In TG analysis we start with...

Why Transformational Generative Grammar?

In Syntactic Structures, Chomsky claims that one of the main reasons for preferring a transformational grammar to a phrase structure grammar is that the...

Immediate Constituent Analysis

The advent of generative grammar with the publication of Chomsky's monograph Syntactic Structures in 1957 was a scientific revolution. From the beginning, this revolution...

Derivation of a Sentence

A phrase structure grammar is one which consists solely of phrase structure rules, whereas a transformational grammar does not consist only of transformational rules....
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