a system of grammatical analysis, especially a form of generative grammar, that posits the existence of deep structure and surface structure, using a set of transformational rules to derive surface structure forms from deep structure; a grammar that uses transformations to express the relations between equivalent structures.
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- transform fault,
- transformation point,
- transformation range,
- transformational rule,
- transformational-generative grammar,
Origin of transformational grammar
First recorded in 1960–65
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