the head of a Determiner Phrase, a closed class item taking an NP complement defining its definiteness. Feature composition: [+F, N, +V]

determiner phrase (DP)

a phrase headed by a central determiner or the possessive s morpheme. The complement of a DP is an NP, the specifier the DP the possessive ending attaches to.

Basic English Syntax with Exercises

4.2 The Internal Structure of the DP

Having established the status of the determiner as a head, let us now look at how the DP is arranged.



        4.2.1 Determiners and Complements

        4.2.2 The Specifier of the DP

        4.2.3 Adjunction within the DP