Inclusiveness condition

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Condition that the output of a system does not contain anything beyond its input. Proposed in Chomsky (1995:225) as a condition met by the computational system of human language, and taken to imply that the interface levels contain nothing more than arrangements of lexical features.


A language which meets the inclusiveness condition cannot contain traces or indices left after movement.


Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics