He is a child
He is more than a child
He is just a child
He is such a child.

Sometime I see one or more words precede the determiner. they can be adverbs or other determiners. Can these be called something like "determiner phrase"?

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    Determiner phrase
    – user3169
    Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 20:34
  • Note though that the Wikipedia link is about a very different kind of DP, one with no empirical motivation.
    – user230
    Commented Aug 12, 2014 at 5:54

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Right from the Wikipedia overview on determiners:

Determiners that consist of phrases rather than single words might be called ''determiner phrases'', although this should probably be avoided as the term is also used to refer to a noun phrase headed by a determiner. An alternative term is ''phrasal determiners.''

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