a theory of phonology that uses a set of rules to derive phonetic representations from abstract underlying forms.
- Generative-transformational grammar
[jen-er-uh-tiv trans-fer-mey-shuh-nl, -uh-rey-tiv-] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv ˌtræns fərˈmeɪ ʃə nl, -əˌreɪ tɪv-/ noun, Linguistics. 1. .
noun, (used with a singular verb) Linguistics. 1. a theory of generative grammar holding that the deep structure of a sentence is equivalent to its semantic representation, from which the surface structure can then be derived using only one set of rules that relate underlying meaning and surface form rather than separate sets of semantic […]
noun a concern for others developed during middle age, esp.a need to nurture and guide younger people and contribute to the next generation
[jen-uh-rey-tuh-vist, -er-uh-tuh-] /ˈdʒɛn əˌreɪ tə vɪst, -ər ə tə-/ noun 1. a person who follows or promotes the theories of .