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deep structure

(in linguistics and neurolinguistics) the deeper experience and meaning to which surface structures in a communication may refer.
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Well 25/8-18 S appraised the D-structure and proved substantial additional oil volumes in an excellent sandstone reservoir.
16) In connection with a supposed D-structural OV order, this involves the predicates of (3) and (4) having the same D-structure (cf.
In other words, the object is NOT "inserted" in a position between the verb stem and its suffix(es) at D-structure.
who rejects the hypothesis of Lebeaux (1988) that D-structure includes heads and arguments and nothing else.