Carsten Grefe & Marcus Kracht
Adjunction Structures and Syntactic Domains
Arbeitspapiere des SFB 340, Bericht Nr. 80 (1996), 37pp.
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Since Chomsky's Barriers System, crucial use is made of the
distinction between nodes and categories. In particular,
Chomsky has shown that subjacency can be redefined in such
a way that it looks like a tight command relation in the sense
of Kracht (1993) and yet allows for cyclical movement.
However, this new shift has been accompanied by a great
confusion concerning the structures about which we are
now talking. In this paper we will propose a definition of
adjunction structures that allows to encompass the
distinction between nodes and categories. Moreover, we will adress
many questions that ensue once these structures are defined.
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