Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Surface structure, linguistics: surface structure refers to the construction of a sentence, as it is directly accessible. For example, the division of a sentence into noun phrase (NP) and verbal phrase (VP) is visible in the surface structure. In contrast, the depth structure can only be obtained through analysis. See also depth structure, transformational grammar, universal grammar.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Chomsky, Noam Surface Structure   Chomsky, Noam
Millikan, Ruth Surface Structure   Millikan, Ruth

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-28