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case grammar

noun, Linguistics.
a form of generative grammar that views case roles, as agent, experiencer, instrument, and object, based on the semantic relationship of noun phrases to verbs, to be basic categories in deep structure and derives grammatical relations, as subject and direct object, from these case roles. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for case grammar

case grammar

(linguistics) a system of grammatical description based on the functional relations that noun groups have to the main verb of a sentence Compare systemic grammar, transformational grammar
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Contemporary definitions for case grammar

a type of grammar in which the deep structure of sentences is analyzed for the semantic roles of the words and phrases

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