phrase-structure grammar


noun Linguistics.

a grammar that consists of phrase-structure rules.

Origin of phrase-structure grammar

First recorded in 1965–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for phrase-structure grammar

phrase-structure grammar


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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