Linguist, philosopher and founder of transformational grammar.
What does TG stand for?
TG stands for Transformational Grammar
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- Transactions on Graphics
- Transfer Guide (Maricopa County, AZ community college system)
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Also included are Francis Christensen's generative sentence rhetoric, transformational grammar, imitation, sentence combining, and similar sentence-based pedagogies.
95 Hardcover P291 Most linguists fuse Chomsky's notions of generative grammar and transformational grammar into an inseparable union, but in fact a generative grammar is possible without assuming the transformation of deep cognitive structures into surface linguistic structures--the transformational dimension.
Williamson also notes that Chomsky has presented transformational grammar as similar to the chemical sequencing of biochemistry, and appropriated the phrase "principles and parameters" from computer science.
Perhaps the concentration on transformational grammar is also responsible for the delimitation of the notion Cognitive linguistics.
Chomsky's Transformational Grammar was in its ascendancy and Hale wanted to return to Australia and have another look at Australian languages with this new framework, through a deeper study of a small number of languages, primarily Warlpiri, rather than to study any languages he had not encountered in 1959-60.
In contrast to Benveniste's argument, although with some resemblance to Zwingli's, Charles Kahn's study of the Greek verb to be, which is based on transformational grammar, recognizes the nominal sentence "as a phenomenon of surface structure only" (436).
It is in this sense that, commenting on the noir writers of the '30s and '40s, Mike Davis states that "noir was like a transformational grammar turning each charming ingredient of the boosters' arcadia into a sinister equivalent.