phrase-structure grammar

[ freyz-struhk-cher ]
/ ˈfreɪzˌstrʌk tʃər /

noun Linguistics.

a grammar that consists of phrase-structure rules.

Nearby words

  1. phrase,
  2. phrase book,
  3. phrase marker,
  4. phrase structure,
  5. phrase structure tree,
  6. phrase-structure rule,
  7. phrasemaker,
  8. phrasemonger,
  9. phraseogram,
  10. phraseograph

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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