Definition of generative grammar in English:
A type of grammar that describes a language in terms of a set of logical rules formulated so as to be capable of generating the infinite number of possible sentences of that language and providing them with the correct structural description.
- He originated such concepts as transformational-generative grammar, transformational grammar, and generative grammar.
- The result is a strong contribution to the development of computational models based on the generative grammar of Chomsky.
- At test, participants were first informed about the existence of the generative grammar as ‘a complex set of rules,’ but not the grammar itself.
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