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The head directionality parameter setting — found in, for example, German — where the head comes at the end of the phrase, e.g. the German Jan hat das Buch auf den Tisch gelegt, John-has the-book on-the-table put
1. As opposed to the head-initial setting — found in, for example, English — where the head is at the beginning of the phrase, e.g. "John has put the book on the table."