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GB is an abbreviation for Government and Binding theory. Hence "GB-framework". The theoretical framework initiated in Chomsky (1981). (Chomsky prefers the term Principles and Parameters framework).


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  • Chomsky, N. 1981. Lectures on Government and Binding, Foris, Dordrecht.
  • Chomsky, N. and H. Lasnik 1993. The theory of principles and parameters, in: J. Jacobs A. von Stechow, W. Sternefeld, and T. Vennemann (eds.) Syntax: an international handbook of contemporary research, De Gruyter, Berlin. Reprinted in: Chomsky (1995), The minimalist program, ch.1, pp.13-127, MIT Press, Cambridge MA.