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generative grammar

Syllabification: gen·er·a·tive gram·mar

Definition of generative grammar in English:

noun

Linguistics
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.
Example sentences
  • 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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