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    deep and surface structure,

    hello,


    what is the difference between deep and surface structure?

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    Re: deep and surface structure,

    Quote Originally Posted by mazen View Post
    hello,


    what is the difference between deep and surface structure?
    Hi, mazen!

    You must be reading Chomsky, correct?

    The following article may be helpful to you: Deep structure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I found the following explanation in the archives of this Forum:

    This may be a little simplistic, but think of deep structure as the image/object/action.

    For example, imagine two men at the corner of a street intersection talking.

    The words we use to describe that become the surface structure, and those words may vary but they all convey the same deep strucure.

    Two men are at the street corner/intersection talking/speaking/having a conversation.

    At the street corner/intersection, two men are talking/speaking/having a conversation.

    Two men are talking/speaking/having a conversation at the street corner/intersection.


    I hope you find these references helpful.

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    Re: deep and surface structure,

    Oh, thank you so much
    I am glad

    Because i have next week a linguistics exam.




    I owe you a lot , thanks again


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    Re: deep and surface structure,

    Quote Originally Posted by mazen View Post
    Oh, thank you so much
    I am glad

    Because i have next week a linguistics exam.




    I owe you a lot , thanks again


    mazen
    Happy to be of service, my friend! The bill for my assistance is in the mail!

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    Re: deep and surface structure,

    I prefer to pay the bill by credit card

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    Re: deep and surface structure,

    Quote Originally Posted by mazen View Post
    I prefer to pay the bill by credit card
    Sorry, mazen... I don't accept plastic!!!

    How about a couple of barrels of oil, instead?

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    Re: deep and surface structure,

    okay my friend if i have , i will do .



    Just you need one or more????!!!

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    Re: deep and surface structure,

    Quote Originally Posted by mazen View Post
    okay my friend if i have , i will do .



    Just you need one or more????!!!

    Let's not be greedy! One full barrel will be wonderful!

    Hey, mazen...don't forget to put on your sunscreen! Those of us who live in a desert have to be extra careful!

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    Re: deep and surface structure,

    what did you mean by living in a desert ?!!

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    Re: deep and surface structure,

    Quote Originally Posted by mazen View Post
    what did you mean by living in a desert ?!!
    The last time I looked at a map, Riyadh was located in a desert! Has it moved since I last looked?

    I live in Arizona, located in the Sonoran Desert! It gets mighty hot in the summer!

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