The Configurational Matrix

  • Jan Koster
Part of the Studies in Language book series (STUDLANG)


One of the basic problems of the theory of core grammar is the determination of the levels of representation for the sentences of a language, and the characterization of the mappings that interconnect these levels of representation. Traditionally, a distinction was made between deep structure and surface structure, which were thought to be connected by transformational derivations.


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© Communication and Cognition 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Koster
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  1. 1.School of Language and LiteratureTilburg UniversityThe Netherlands

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