SYNTAX: basic notion of subjacency that movement is bounded, i.e. can only cross one bounding (or: cyclic) node at the
time. In general S (or S') and NP have been singled out as being bounding nodes. See Bounding theory. Originally, cyclicity was considered a property of rules or rule systems: a set of rules are to be applied cyclically to successively larger dominating constituents.
See Lexical Morphology. Presently, cyclicity is subsumed under the barriers theory.
|LIT.||Chomsky, N. (1993)|
Chomsky, N. (1986b)
Chomsky, N. (1977b)
PHONOLOGY: see strict cyclicity