Segment (in syntax)

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Definition

In generative syntax, a segment is a structural/configurational notion. In an adjunction structure like (i), the category A consists of two segments, the upper A and the lower A.

(i)		A
	       /|
	      /	|
	     B	A

Cf. Exclusion, Dominance.

Polysemy

Another meaning:

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References

  • Chomsky, N. 1986b. Barriers, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Lasnik, H. and M. Saito 1992. Move alpha: conditions on its application and output, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.