Translation of surface structure in Spanish:

surface structure

estructura superficial, n.

noun

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    Linguistics
    estructura superficial feminine
    • That is, switching should occur at points where the surface structures of the two languages map onto each other.
    • The theory postulates that the two sentences have the same order in deep structure, but the question transformation changes the order to that in surface structure.
    • Possibly, the present verbal dual task interferes mostly with the phonological surface structure of the spatial sentence and not with the underlying propositional content.
    • While this set of sentences has the surface structure of a formal argument, its persuasive force lies at a different level.