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==See Also==
==See Also==
*[[Phrase (definition)]]
*[[Phrase (definition)]]
*[[Constituent (definition)]
*[[Constituent (definition)]]
==External Links==
==External Links==

Latest revision as of 00:45, 8 June 2012

The Head is the element in a phrase whose syntactic category defines the type of phrase it is in. For example in the noun phrase (NP) “the little child”, child is the noun and it is thus the head of the phrase.

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  • Carnie, A. (2013) Syntax: A Generative Introduction. 3rd Edition. Wiley Blackwell.