case grammar

case grammar

noun Linguistics.
a form of generative grammar that views case roles, as agent, experiencer, instrument, and object, based on the semantic relationship of noun phrases to verbs, to be basic categories in deep structure and derives grammatical relations, as subject and direct object, from these case roles.
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case grammar
 
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linguistics systemic grammar Compare transformational grammar a system of grammatical description based on the functional relations that noun groups have to the main verb of a sentence

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Main Entry:  case grammar
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a type of grammar in which the deep structure of sentences is analyzed for the semantic roles of the words and phrases
Usage:  grammar
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