Syntactic Trees and X’ Theory

So let’s talk about trees. But not the kind with flowers or fruit or leaves. No, I mean the trees that underlie our sentences, the ones that build up the structure that our words slot into and let us build bigger meanings. Every time you build a sentence, every time someone talks to you, you’re […]

Simple Sentence Trees

Welcome avid learner of linguistics! I thought it was about time I made a video about syntax. So here’s something very basic: How to draw simple sentence trees. Let us first take a look into what we would need for such a tree. When we draw tree diagrams and syntax, we can classify pieces of […]