SEMANTICS: the principle, argued for in Katz & Postal (1964), that all
semantic interpretation applies to deep-structure, before the application of transformations. As a result all transformations are meaning preserving. This principle was the source of a deep controversy in generative grammar between generative semantics and interpretative semantics.
|LIT.||Katz,.J.J. and P.Postal (1964)|
Newmeyer, F.J. (1980)