Phrase Structure Rules (PPT). This MS PowerPoint Presentation contains simplified discussions on the definitions, concepts, and specific phrase structure rules. If loading of the ppt viewer version takes longer than expected, click the link below to download the file.
Phrase Structure Rules (Notes)
Phrase Structure Rules illustrate mathematically our knowledge of how the basic units of a sentence are assembled. The theory of rules states that there is a limited number of rules that are carefully ordered:
- There is a limited number of rules which serve to reflect the linguistic competence and knowledge of a native speaker.
- These rules are arranged in order: rule 1 must precede rule 2, which must precede rule 3, etc.
- These rules can be illustrated in phrase structure trees.
- These rules can be equated mathematically in phrase structure rules.