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.

Link

Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics

References

  • 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).