head case

head case
noun Date: 1974 nut 6a

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Head-driven phrase structure grammar — (HPSG) is a highly lexicalized, non derivational generative grammar theory developed by Carl Pollard and Ivan Sag (1985). It is the immediate successor to generalized phrase structure grammar. HPSG draws from other fields such as computer science …   Wikipedia

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