THE STRUCTURE OF NOUN PHRASE IN ENGLISH

  • Maxwell Mpotsiah
  • Okorie Martha
Keywords: sentential, constituent, noun phrase, structure.

Abstract

The present paper seeks to analyze the noun phrase structure in English. It further tries to look into the various constituents that make up the noun phrase structure using Huddleston’s (1988) Structuralist Model of Grammar theory as its theoretical framework. The general composition of the noun phrase structure is realized in two different distinctive forms, which include a single-word noun without any accompanying unit and a noun class item plus other constituent units. These constituent units are the pre-head dependents and the post-head dependents respectively. Each of these structures has units that work in a distinctive form in order to precede or to follow the head noun in the noun phrase structure.

Author Biographies

Maxwell Mpotsiah

Department of English Language Education, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana

Okorie Martha

French Unit, School of General Studies, Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike                             

Published
2019-03-30
Section
Articles