Modifiers introduce information that modify the word or predicate to which they apply. In Secwepmctsín, modifying words usually precede the head and the reverse order is said to emphasize a particularly distinctive attribute of the head. (Gibson, 1973, p. 72)


Example in the Halkomelem Context of Adjectival Modifier ‘good’ in a Nominal Predicate (Suttles, 2004, p. 81)
Example in the Secwepmctsín Context of Adjective kíst Modifying Noun sqáxa (Gibson, 1973, p. 72)


Gibson, J. A. (1973). Shuswap grammatical structure. [Doctoral dissertation, The University of Hawaii].

Suttles, W. (2004). Musqueum reference grammar. UBC Press. SFU Student Access.