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D-structure is that level of representation which is completely determined by lexical information, Theta-theory, the Projection Principle, and X-bar theory, and which is input to the transformational component (see affect alpha) which derives S-Structure (see T-model). Abandoned in Chomsky (1992).


Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics


  • Chomsky, N. 1993. A Minimalist Program for Linguistic Theory, MIT occasional papers in linguistics, 1-67. Reprinted in: Chomsky (1995).
  • Chomsky, N. 1981. Lectures on Government and Binding, Foris, Dordrecht.