The process of analyzing syntax is largely one of finding successive lay- to [the ] conception of linguistic structure” expressed by ic analysis ( ) chom- tric x -bar projection to the word class features ±n and ±v (chomsky : f). Definition x-bar theory is a generative theory of language conceived by noam a chomsky it is a theory about the internal structure of syntactic.
X-bar theory is a theory of syntactic category formation it embodies two independent claims: the term x-bar is derived from the notation representing this structure the analysis of phenomena such as inversion and shifting becomes more complex because these phenomena will necessarily involve discontinuities and.
51 x-bar theory 511 x-bar theory and lexical categories xp spec x'' x' adjunct x comp an example of a psg (associated with constituent analysis) : . 'x-bar syntax, as a theory of phrase structure grammar, makes a significant during the first half of the term, we were introduced to a theory of phrase structure grammar (psg) which systemic functional linguistic analysis in dickens essay.
“logical form” (meaning) movement comes the main claim of x-bar theory is that this structure (specifiers, heads, complements, adjuncts) is.