The "Guts" of Language
In Mysak's Model we discussed the Governor. It is the seat of consciousness, where an idea, we might wish to communicate, becomes the focus of our attention.
We call this idea Deep Structure.
The process of transforming this Deep Structure into its final symbolic form which is suitable for communication is called Surface Structure.
This is basically what language is all about.
All of the other processes, such as transduction, perception and the comparator are necessary for the development and use of language, but they are ancillary processes.
To get from Deep Structure to Surface Structure, a child must first learn and then be able to apply simultaneously five levels of linguistic rules.
These are abstracted by the child from his/her language environment.