Move α

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Move α is a feature of the Revised Extended Standard Theory (REST) of transformational grammar developed by Noam Chomsky in the late 1970s.wikipedia
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Transformational grammar

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Move α is a feature of the Revised Extended Standard Theory (REST) of transformational grammar developed by Noam Chomsky in the late 1970s.
This notion of transformation proved adequate for subsequent versions including the "extended," "revised extended," and Government-Binding (GB) versions of generative grammar, but it may no longer be sufficient for the current minimalist grammar, as merge may require a formal definition that goes beyond the tree manipulation characteristic of Move α.

Generative grammar

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Move α is a feature of the Revised Extended Standard Theory (REST) of transformational grammar developed by Noam Chomsky in the late 1970s.

Minimalist program

Minimalismbare phrase structureThe Minimalist Program
In the 1990s Minimalist Program, it became a structure-building operation together with "Merge".
BPS incorporates two basic operations: "merge" and "move".

Merge (linguistics)

Merge
In the 1990s Minimalist Program, it became a structure-building operation together with "Merge".
* Move α

Syntactic movement

movementtracemovements
The term refers to the relation between an indexed constituent and its trace t, e.g., the relation of whom and [t] in the example

Noam Chomsky

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Move α is a feature of the Revised Extended Standard Theory (REST) of transformational grammar developed by Noam Chomsky in the late 1970s.

Degrees of freedom

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The latter is viewed with suspicion by proponents of REST as an overgeneralization.

Phrase structure rules

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"Move α" marks a shift of attention in transformational grammar in around 1980, away from focussing on specific rules (the only "rule" is "Move α") to "Principles" constraining them.

Principles and parameters

Principles and Parameters theoryparameterlinguistic parameters
"Move α" marks a shift of attention in transformational grammar in around 1980, away from focussing on specific rules (the only "rule" is "Move α") to "Principles" constraining them.

Non-configurational language

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Chomsky made it a goal of the Government and Binding framework to accommodate languages such as Japanese and Warlpiri that apparently did not conform to his proposed language universal of Move α.

Distributed morphology

These are interpretable or uninterpretable features (such as [+/- animate], [+/- count], etc.) which are manipulated in syntax through the traditional syntactic operations (such as Merge, Move or Agree in the Minimalist framework).

Empty category principle

empty categories
The chief function of the ECP is to place constraints on the movement of categories by the rule of move α; it effectively allows a tree structure to "remember" what has happened at earlier stages of a derivation, and it can be seen as GB's version of the older derivational constraints.