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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