Affect alpha

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Affect alpha is a most general formulation of the syntactic operations that can be applied to any category a affect a is short for 'do anything to any category'.


In effect, Affect a is a cover term for Move alpha, Insert alpha, and Deletion.


Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics


  • Lasnik, H. and M. Saito. 1984. On the nature of proper government. Linguistic Inquiry 15, 235-289.

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