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surface structure

División en sílabas: sur·face struc·ture

Definición de surface structure en inglés:

sustantivo

(In generative grammar) the structure of a well-formed phrase or sentence in a language, as opposed to its underlying abstract representation. Contrasted with deep structure.
Example sentences
  • Possibly, the present verbal dual task interferes mostly with the phonological surface structure of the spatial sentence and not with the underlying propositional content.
  • That is, switching should occur at points where the surface structures of the two languages map onto each other.
  • The theory postulates that the two sentences have the same order in deep structure, but the question transformation changes the order to that in surface structure.

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