Structural Description ( Concept )

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A term used in (esp. classical) transformational grammar to refer to an analysis of a terminal string in terms of a labeled bracketing. In transformational analysis, the SD identifies the input to a transformational rule: it specifies which phrase-markers are to be affected by the rule. i.e. which will 'satisfy' or 'meet' the conditions of the rule. The terms structural analysis and structure index are also used. [Crystal 2008: 458]

Usage Notes


data Structure Relation Thing     This subsumes all structuring relations used for LinguisticDataStructures. As a naming convention to distinguish relations in data structure from other relations, all names of dataStructuringRelations begin with 'has-'.

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