Generative grammar

What is Generative grammar?

Generative grammar definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun Linguistics.
a linguistic theory that attempts to describe the tacit knowledge that a native speaker has of a language by establishing a set of explicit, formalized rules that specify or generate all the possible grammatical sentences of a language, while excluding all unacceptable sentences.Compare transformational grammar.
a set of such rules.

 

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