Psychology Wiki

Surface structure

34,189pages on
this wiki
Revision as of 05:17, April 28, 2006 by Lifeartist (Talk | contribs)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

Assessment | Biopsychology | Comparative | Cognitive | Developmental | Language | Individual differences | Personality | Philosophy | Social |
Methods | Statistics | Clinical | Educational | Industrial | Professional items | World psychology |

Language: Linguistics · Semiotics · Speech

In the field of linguistics, specifically in syntax, surface structure (abbreviated 'SS') refers to the mental representation of a linguistic expression, derived from deep structure by transformational rules.

Surface structure is an abstract syntactic representation of an utterance in the mind of the speaker, in which the elements of the sentence, having undergone transformation from deep structure, are represented structurally in the same linear order in which they will be pronounced after they pass through phonetic form. Phonetic form (PF) and logical form (LF) are derived from surface structure.

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki