1. The ingredients of locality
Since the early 1960s, one of the major goals of work in generative syntax has been to explain the locality properties of syntactic dependencies. Current accounts in the Minimalist framework derive locality from two basic notions. First, the syntactic relations that give rise to agreement and displacement are subjected to the Minimal Link Condition, which stipulates that such relations can obtain only in the absence of relevant intevening elements.
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