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Paper presented at the Motivating Movement conference, University of Ulster, Jordanstown (January 26–28). Stroik, T. 1999. The survive principle. Linguistic Analysis 29: 278–303. Stroik, T. 2000. Syntactic controversies. Munich: Lincom. Stroik, T. 2009. Locality in minimalist syntax. Cambridge MA: The MIT Press. Stroik, T. & Putnam, M. 2005. The lexicon at the interfaces. Paper presented at LASSO (October 7–9). Te Velde, J. 2005. Deriving coordinate symmetries: A phase-based approach integrating Select, Merge, Copy and Match.

In Derivation and explanation in the minimalist program, S. Epstein & D. Seely (Eds), 90–1–5. Oxford: Blackwell. Hinzen, W. 2006. Minimal mind design. Oxford: OUP. Hornstein, N. 2001. Move! A minimalist theory of construal. Oxford: Blackwell. , Nunes, J. & Grohmann, K. 2005. Understanding minimalism. Cambridge: CUP. Lasnik, H. 1999. Minimalist analysis. Oxford: Blackwell. Putnam, M. 2007. Scrambling and the survive principle. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Putnam, M. & Stroik, T. 2008. Syntactic relations in survive-minimalism.

We can observe this presupposition in Lasnik’s (1999), Hornstein’s (2001), and Chomsky’s (1995, 2004) claims that a grammar maps lexical material from the NUMeration to the interfaces, as if this mapping is from one domain to another quite different domain, and in their claims that syntactic operations make the features of LIs legible at the interfaces, which suggests that the features aren’t inherently interfacelegible. Relatedly, Hornstein, Nunes, and Grohmann (2005) note that “…natural languages, for yet unexplained reasons, have formal features that are legible neither at LF nor at PF” (328).

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