X-Bar Theory

Saturday, January 26th, 2013 @ 2:21PM

A theory originating after Government and Binding and before Bare-Phrase Structure, it allows one or more intermediate nodes to be placed between the head and maximal projection of a syntactic phrase. These intermediate nodes are termed X-Bars. They can be used to show how adjuncts relate differently than complements in syntactic structure. This theory has been replaced by the aforementioned Bare-Phrase Structure. (syntax)

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