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    generative grammar

    please couls you tell me how can grammar become generative???

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    Re: generative grammar

    Hi littel angel

    It means that you can use the rules of grammar to generate/create/build novel utterances. The rules are fixed, just like in math.


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    Re: generative grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Hi littel angel

    It means that you can use the rules of grammar to generate/create/build novel utterances. The rules are fixed, just like in math.

    Admirably succinct! (I bet you're glad I didn't get to it first - catch me writing only one and a half lines! )

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    Re: generative grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Admirably succinct! (I bet you're glad I didn't get to it first - catch me writing only one and a half lines! )

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