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X-Bar Syntax
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1. Introduction: The X-bar schema

Early generative grammar, from the late 1950s to the late 1960s, factored grammatical descriptions into two main components: the base component, consisting of (the lexicon and) phrase-structure rules, and the transformational component. X-bar syntax is the designation for a theory of phrase structure that originated in the context of an intramural deb…

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Mark S. LeTourneau, “X-Bar Syntax”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0382>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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