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What is a modifier?



A modifier is a constituent, in an endocentric construction, that imparts information relating to the head of the construction.

Examples (English)
  • In the endocentric construction the very hot soup, the constituents the and very hot are modifiers of soup, the head of the construction.
  • Generic
      A modifier is a kind of

    Richards, Platt, and Weber 1985 181–182


    Hartmann and Stork 1972 143


    Crystal 1985 196–197

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