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Minimalism and Case

A major conceptual difference between GB theories and Minimalism is that in Minimalism, lexical items carry their features with them rather than being assigned their features based on the nodes that they end up at. For nouns, this means that they carry case with them, and that their case is `checked' when they are in SPEC position of AGRs or AGRo, which subsequently disappears [#!chomsky92!#].

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