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INFL is a functional head containing (in English) auxiliary verbs and/or tense and/or agreement features. Also written as I (I0). More recently, INFL has been reinterpreted as a conflation of two separate heads AGR (agreement) and T (tense).


Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics


  • Chomsky, N. 1991. Some Notes on Economy of Derivations and Derivations, in:R. Freidin (ed) Principles and Parameters in Comparative Grammar, 417-454, The MITT Press: Cambridge, Mass. Reprinted in: Chomsky (1995).
  • Chomsky, N. 1981. Lectures on Government and Binding, Foris, Dordrecht.
  • Pollock, J.-Y. 1989. Verb movement, Universal Grammar, and the structure of IP, Linguistic Inquiry 20, pp.365-424

Other languages

German INFL (de)