Strong and weak “strict cyclicity” in phase theory

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This paper explores the possibility that the no tampering condition (NTC) is eliminated in favor of a strong version of the phase impenetrability condition (PIC). This possibility is welcome on theoretical grounds, given the redundant nature of the NTC and the PIC. I review empirical evidence indicating that the (original formulation of the) NTC is violated phase-internally, a possibility that does not extend to the PIC. In so doing, I also consider the weak version of the PIC discussed in Chomsky (2016).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSyntactic architecture and its consequences II: Between syntax and morphology
EditorsA. Bárány, T. Biberauer, J. Douglas, S. Vikner
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherLanguage Science Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)978-3-96110-288-4
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2020

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NameOpen Generative Syntax
PublisherLanguage Science Press


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