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phrase-structure grammar

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noun Linguistics.
  1. 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

  1. 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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