Root Node


A root node is a node that is dominated by nothing, but dominates all other nodes. Therefore, this node is only a mother and never a daughter. (Carnie, 2006, p. 124)


Example in the Secwepemctsín Context of the Root Node DP (Lai, 1998, p. 34)


Carnie, A. (2006). Syntax: A generative introduction. John Wiley & Sons.

Lai, I. S. (1998). The grammar and acquisition of Secwepemctsín independent pronouns. [Master’s thesis, The University of British Columbia].