It unifies central components of the grammar and increases the symmetry in syntax.
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Its central hypothesis has broad empirical application and at the same time reinforces the central premise of minimalism that language is an optimal system. He argues that the domains which render syntactic processes local such as islands, bounding nodes, barriers, and phases in all their cartographic manifestations are better understood once reduced to, or combined with, the basic syntactic operation, Merge, and its core representation, the X-bar schema.
In a detailed examination of the mechanism of phrasal projection or labeling he shows that viewing chains as X-bar phrases allows conditions on chain formation or movement to be captured. Outline of a General Theory of Locality 3. Cartographies and the locality of selection 5.
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