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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