ANALYZING LANGUAGE EXPRESSIONS BASED ON SELECTED TRANSFORMATIONAL GENERATIVE GRAMMAR THEORETICAL ISSUES

Gertrude Nnenna Ezeh, Regina Obiageli Udaba

Abstract


Every language should give adequate attention to these varying facets: Phonology, Syntax, Semantics and Morphology. A fastidious trend of scholarly writings have characterized syntactic considerations of language over the years, resulting in a good number of syntactic theories .Transformational Generative Grammar (TGG) as a theory has advanced the consideration of syntactic structures, to establish grammaticality, acceptability and disambiguity, using Transformations. In ascertaining these ideas, theoretical transformations were applied to selected data; a newspaper editorial headline: “Towards Enduring Peace in the Niger Delta” ;to assess the linguistic roles of transformations in language and communication .It was discovered that the elements of the Transformational Generative Grammar and its transformational rules can be applied  to linguistic entities, as well as all forms of printed materials such as newspaper and novels

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