Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Phrase

Phrase

A phrase is a syntactic structure that consists of more than one word but lacks the subject-predicate organization of a clause.

Allowance may be made on a theory-specific basis for single-word, minimal instances of phrases.

Example: A noun as a minimal instance of a noun phrase.

Page/s: 453
Source: Pike and Pike 1982

Pike, Kenneth L., and Evelyn G. Pike. 1982.Grammatical analysis. Dallas, TX: Summer Institute of Linguistics.

Page/s: 169
Source: Pei and Gaynor 1954

Pei, Mario A., and Frank Gaynor. 1954.A dictionary of linguistics. New York: Philosophical Library.

Page/s: 886
Source: Mish 1991

Mish, Frederick (editor). 1991.Webster's ninth new collegiate dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster. 1,564 pages. 0877795088; indexed 0877795096; deluxe 087779510X.

Page/s: 232–233
Source: Crystal 1980

Crystal, David. 1980.A first dictionary of linguistics and phonetics. Boulder, CO: Westview.

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