General Grammatical Functions: Head, Complement, Modifier and Specifier
There are special names for the grammatical functions inside a clause. However, we can generalized these patterns to all syntactic categories. As a result, we will determine the grammatical function of each daughter in a syntactic tree.
We distinguish the following four (general) grammatical functions:
- For a more theory-oriented presentation of similar material, see the pages on X-bar theory.