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Head and Modifiers

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Niken Eka Putri

on 17 March 2014

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Transcript of Head and Modifiers

1.1 Heads and modifiers
1.2 Heads, modifiers and meaning
- The distinction between heads and modifiers has been put in a term of one word,
the heads
, that controls the other words in a phrase,
the modifiers.
1.3 Complements and adjuncts
- Modifiers fall into two classess
1.4 Clauses
- There are some units for analysis syntax:
1.5 Dictionary entries and collocation
- Some regular fixed combination of verbs and nouns are called
collocations
, and they involved
head
and
complements
1.6 Verbs, complements and the order of phrase
- The relationships between heads and modifiers are called
CONCLUSION
Head and Modifiers
English Syntax
Chapter 1
- In every sentence, there will be ‘a head’. Yet sometimes a head
may have more ‘modifier’
and
may have no ‘modifier’
- It is called as
Phrase
when it has '
head
' and '
modifier'
- what is
Phrase?
- A preposition can be the controlling word in a group because it links
nouns to nouns
and
verbs to nouns
. And the preposition controls whatever word or phrase follows it.
the head
the modifiers
- The important point that
the heads
may have
several modifiers
example:
- obligatory modifiers (complements)
- optional modifiers (adjuncts)
example:
- We might conclude that
the verb
controls only the phrases that follow it.
-
Subject
of a clause plays an important role
phrase
clause
- Clause is a unit which as minimum consists of a verb and its complements but which may consists of
a verb, its complements and its adjuncts
- The collocions are
not
proposed as a criterion for recognizing
complements
.
- The central criteria of collocations are whether or not a particular phrase is obligatory with a particular verb or whether a particular type of phrase has to be mentioned in the dictionary entry for a particular verb
dependencies or dependency relations
- heads have been described as
controlling modifiers
; modifiers are said to depend on, or to be dependent on, their
heads
- In clauses,
the verb
and
its complement
tend to
occur close together
, with the adjuncts pushed towards the outside of the clause.
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