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SYNTAX: process by which a relative clause (e.g. the man [who you see e]) is derived from an underlying non-relative clause (the man [you see the man]). The derivation includes NP-deletion under identity (the man), insertion of a relative pronoun (who), and wh-movement. This analysis has been replaced by one in which relative pronouns are base-generated.
LIT. Chomsky, N. (1965)
Smits, R.J.C. (1989)