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elementary school  


      n  
1      (Brit)      a former name for       primary school  
2      (Also called (in the U.S.))    grade school, grammar school            (U.S. and Canadian)   a state school in which instruction is given for the first six to eight years of a child's education  
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grammar school  
      n  
1      (Brit)   (esp. formerly) a state-maintained secondary school providing an education with an academic bias for children who are selected by the eleven-plus examination, teachers' reports, or other means  
   Compare       secondary modern school       comprehensive school  
2      (U.S.)      another term for       elementary school  
3      (N.Z.)   a secondary school forming part of the public education system  

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grammar  
      n  
1    the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology, sometimes also phonology and semantics  
2    the abstract system of rules in terms of which a person's mastery of his native language can be explained  
3    a systematic description of the grammatical facts of a language  
4    a book containing an account of the grammatical facts of a language or recommendations as to rules for the proper use of a language  
5   
a    the use of language with regard to its correctness or social propriety, esp. in syntax  
the teacher told him to watch his grammar     
b    (as modifier)  
a grammar book     
6    the elementary principles of a science or art  
the grammar of drawing     
     (C14: from Old French gramaire, from Latin grammatica, from Greek grammatike (tekhne) the grammatical (art), from grammatikos concerning letters, from gramma letter)  
  grammarless      adj  


case grammar  
      n     (Linguistics)   a system of grammatical description based on the functional relations that noun groups have to the main verb of a sentence  
   Compare       systemic grammar       transformational grammar  
categorial grammar  
      n   a theory that characterizes syntactic categories in terms of functions between classes of expressions. The basic classes are names (N) and sentences (S). Intransitive verbs are symbols for functions which take a name and yield a sentence (written S/N), adverbs form compound verbs from verbs (for example, run fast) and so are (S/N)/(S/N), etc.  
generative grammar  
      n   a description of a language in terms of explicit rules that ideally generate all and only the grammatical sentences of the language  
   Compare       transformational grammar  
grammar school  
      n  
1      (Brit)   (esp. formerly) a state-maintained secondary school providing an education with an academic bias for children who are selected by the eleven-plus examination, teachers' reports, or other means  
   Compare       secondary modern school       comprehensive school  
2      (U.S.)      another term for       elementary school  
3      (N.Z.)   a secondary school forming part of the public education system  
Montague grammar  
      n     (Logic, linguistics)   a model-theoretic semantic theory for natural language that seeks to encompass indexical expressions and opaque contexts within an extensional theory by constructing set-theoretic representations of the intension of an expression in terms of functions of possible worlds  
     (named after Richard Merett Montague (1930--71), US logician)  
phrase-structure grammar  
      n   a grammar in which relations among the words and morphemes of a sentence are described, but not deeper or semantic relations,   (Abbrev.)    PSG      Compare       transformational grammar  
pivot grammar  
      n     (Psychol)   a loose grammar said to govern two-word utterances by children  
stratificational grammar  
      n     (Linguistics)   a theory of grammar analysing language in terms of several structural strata or layers with different syntactic rules  
systemic grammar  
      n   a grammar in which description is founded on the relationships among the various units at different ranks of a language, and in which language is viewed as a system of meaning creating choices  
   Compare       transformational grammar       case grammar  
transformational grammar  
      n   a grammatical description of a language making essential use of transformational rules. Such grammars are usually but not necessarily generative grammars  
   Compare       systemic grammar       case grammar  
universal grammar  
      n     (Linguistics)   (in Chomskyan transformation linguistics) the abstract limitations on the formal grammatical description of all human languages, actual or possible, that make them human languages  
valency grammar  
      n   a system of linguistic syntax, conceived by analogy with chemical valency, according to which verbs have valencies dependent on the number of noun phrases with which they combine  
   See       valency       2  

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rules of language, syntax  

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