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8.9: Move

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  • The operation MERGE takes words, morphemes and features from the mental lexicon and combines them into grammatical x-bar structures. But in some sentences, a further operation is required to make the sentence pronounceable. This unit shows that a head that is generated in one position by MERGE can be moved to an adjacent head position by the operation MOVE.
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