A head is typically discussed in reference to the head of a predicate. (Suttles, 2004, p. 329) A predicate head consists of the main information/subject of a sentence and can consist of a single word. Predicate heads can be bare roots, derived forms, inflected forms and forms with both derivational and inflectional affixes. They may also be words defined as verbs, adjectives, nouns, members of the closed set of personal words and interrogative words. (Suttles, 2004, pp. 40-42)
TYPE OF PREDICATE HEAD
|Bare Root||Derived Form||Inflected Form||Derived & Inflected Form|
|Gloss||‘Get hit’||‘Black bear’||‘I am seen’||name-base-TR|
Jacobs, P. W. (2011). Control in Skwxwu7mesh. [Doctoral dissertation, The University of British Columbia].
Suttles, W. (2004). Musqueum reference grammar. UBC Press. SFU Student Access.