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By Robert A. Chametzky

This piece of conception development in the executive & Binding (GB) method of syntax makes a speciality of the bottom part and at the nature of word markers. recognized structural proof approximately C-command, coordinate constructions, adjuncts, and Islands are easily assumed, and a theoretical reason for those structural proof is constructed. The emphasis is on separating theoretical primitives and deducing implications of those primitives in the course of the articulation of an acceptable theoretical structure. virtually completely, issues of coherence, simplicity, and association are used to give an explanation for structural proof. constitution is the direct objective of conception building, instead of being derived from different concerns.

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Until the "head of" relations are determined, there literally is no object under Huck's proposal. That is, a representation such as (8) can be determined to be a well-formed PM under McCawley's axioms, an illformed (or non-)PM under the standard axioms, but, under Huck's HOC, no determination can made at all until "head of" relations are discovered or stipulated. 9 I do not intend this as a criticism of Huck: indeed, I shall argue that only the standard formalization actually treats dominance and precedence as on a par.

There is, then, no obvious reason not to pursue our inquiry, and at least prima facie theoretical evidence in favor of it. We turn, therefore, to applications and refinements of the theory. When I refer to the MPST from now on, this should be taken to mean the combination of both the formal and substantive ideas outlined in this chapter and not merely to the views of Speas (1990). < previous page page_23 If you like this book, buy it! next page > < previous page cover-2 next page > cover-2 next page > For Ann, Nothing but blue skies from now on < previous page If you like this book, buy it!

We see, then, what our way of viewing C-command allows us. Undertanding C-command as a generalization of the sister relation provides a formal relation that holds between nodes not in a dominance relation. And, that relation provides the minimal complete analysis of the tree. This minimal completeness seems to be just what one would want from such a relation, in that any other relation among nodes not in the dominance relation would be arbitrary in a way C-command is not. , a factorization)why, the particular left out nodes are left out and not any othersor why we did not have the minimal analysiswhy the particular extra nodes (from the minimal point of view) are included and not any others.

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