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The basic noun phrase in news headlines

THE BASIC NOUN PHRASE
IN NEWS HEADLINES
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The basic noun phrase in News headlines

CONTENT
I

Definitions

II

Features of the basic
noun phrase


III

The basic noun
phrase in News
headlines


DEFINITIONS
1. News headline
2. The basic noun phrase


DEFINITIONS

News headline
 “News is information about current events that may be provided

through many different media: word of mouth, printing, postal
systems, broadcasting, electronic communication, and also on
the testimony of observers and witnesses to events.”
(Wikipedia)

 “News is information that is punlished in newspapers and

broadcast on radio and television about recent events in the
country or world or in a particular area of activity.”
(Collins Dictionary)


DEFINITIONS

News headline
 “The headline is the text indicating the nature of the article
below it. A headline's purpose is to quickly and briefly draw
attention to the story.”
(Wikipedia)

 “A headline is the title of a newspaper story, printed in large
letters at the top of the story,especially on the front page. If a
newspaper or magazine article is headlined a particular thing,


that is the headline that introduces it.”
(Collins Dictionary)


DEFINITIONS

News headline
In conclusion, a news headline is a very short summary of a news

report, which is printed in large letters at the top of story, quickly
and briefly draw the content of the main news story of the day.


DEFINITIONS
1. News headline
2. The basic noun phrase


DEFINITIONS

The basic noun phrase
 “A noun phrase is a phrase which has a noun (or pronoun) as its
head word, or which performs the same grammatical function as
such a phrase. Noun phrases often function as verb subjects and
objects as predicative expressions, and as the complements of
prepositions”
(Wikipedia)

 “The noun phrase typically functions as subject, object, complement
of sentences, and as complement in prepositional phrase.”
(Randolph Quirk, “A University Grammar of English”)


DEFINITIONS

The basic noun phrase
 In conclusion, a noun phrase is a group of word with a noun or
a pronoun as its head and other constituents as modifiers.
The basic noun phrase is a phrase which has a noun as its
head and other constituents as determiners.

Basic
noun
phrase

Determiners

Head


DEFINITIONS

The basic noun phrase
Examples:


DEFINITIONS

The basic noun phrase
Examples:


FEATURES OF THE BASIC NOUN PHRASE
1.Elements
2.Functions


ELEMENTS

Basic noun phrase

Determiners

Head


FEATURES OF THE BASIC NOUN PHRASE

Elements

Head

 Head: noun or pronoun
 Noun is the most meaningful part of a noun phrase.
 A head noun is the main noun that is modified by other
elements (determiners) in a noun phrase.
 The head noun is the central element and core component of
the basic noun phrase.


FEATURES OF THE BASIC NOUN PHRASE

Elements

Head


FEATURES OF THE BASIC NOUN PHRASE

Elements

Head


FEATURES OF THE BASIC NOUN PHRASE

Elements

Head

Exercise: Finding the head noun in each noun phrase below:

(1) “The race is on to dominate quantum
computing”
(2) “Six muddles about share buy-backs”
(3) “The world’s three biggest makers hit a snag”
(4) “Germany’s two biggest utilities strike a deal”
(5) “All the buzz at AI’s big shindig”
(The Economist)


ELEMENTS

Basic noun phrase

Determiners

Head


FEATURES OF THE BASIC NOUN PHRASE

Elements

Determiners

A determiner:


is a word used before a noun to show which particular
example of the noun you are referring to.



is an important noun modifier which gives more
informations about the noun and put it into a context



include articles, demonstratives, quantifiers and
possessives.


FEATURES OF THE BASIC NOUN PHRASE

Elements

Determiners


FEATURES OF THE BASIC NOUN PHRASE

Elements

Determiners

Determiners

Predeterminers
Central
determiners
Postdeterminers

Multipliers

Fraction

All, Both,
Half

Twice, Double,
Ten times
One-third, Twofifth, Threequarter


FEATURES OF THE BASIC NOUN PHRASE

Elements

Determiners

Pre-determiners


FEATURES OF THE BASIC NOUN PHRASE

Elements

Determiners

Pre-determiners

Ex: Find the pre-determiners and the head in the headline below:


FEATURES OF THE BASIC NOUN PHRASE

Elements

Determiners

Determiners

Possessive

Predeterminers

Article

Central
determiners

Demonstrativ
es

Postdeterminers

Some, Any,
Each, Every,
Either

My, her, his,
our, their...
A, an, the
These, that, this,
those


FEATURES OF THE BASIC NOUN PHRASE

Elements

Determiners

Central-determiners

Example:
Possessive

Head


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