phrase-structure grammar

[ freyz-struhk-cher ]
/ ˈfreɪzˌstrʌk tʃər /

noun Linguistics.

a grammar that consists of phrase-structure rules.

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Origin of phrase-structure grammar

First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for phrase-structure grammar

phrase-structure grammar

noun

a grammar in which relations among the words and morphemes of a sentence are described, but not deeper or semantic relationsAbbreviation: PSG Compare transformational grammar
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