Fewest steps

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Fewest Steps is one of the global economy conditions in the Minimalist Program. It prefers derivations with fewer operations over (equivalent) derivations with more operations.


Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics


  • Chomsky, N. 1995. The minimalist program, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts/London.
  • Chomsky, N. 1993. A Minimalist Program for Linguistic Theory, MIT occasional papers in linguistics, 1-67. Reprinted in: Chomsky (1995).