Meaning of SURFACE STRUCTURE in English
- SURFACE STRUCTURE
Ling. (in transformational-generative grammar)
1. a structural representation of the final syntactic form of a sentence, as it exists after the transformational component has modified a deep structure. Cf. deep structure .
2. the string of words that is actually produced.
[ 1960-65 ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012