Tree Structure


In syntax, a tree structure is often hierarchically organized for both configurational and non-configurational languages.

The phrase rules, like noun phrase rules, allow us to generate a tree structure representing a given phrase’s components. Different phrase rules create different tree structures, though there exists structural similarities when constructing trees.

In addition, tree structures consist of a combination of branches and nodes that represent the sentence structure.


Example in the Secwepemctsín Context of a Verb Phrase’s Tree Structure (Lai, 1998, p. 17)


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