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Ehasmatk o decision ot The committee have mode a decision. In some other collectivenounsexhibit a distioctivemorPhology. languages, ? I command domain n. (of a node A) The set of all the nodes in the tree to which A bearc one of the commsnd r€lations. comDtaDder /ke'morndo/ n. A node which bears a oommrtrd r€lctio! to another node. commeld relatioD /rr'lerJq/ n. Any of various relations which may hold betweentwo nodesin a trce. rior\ S.! ' f-command 3 deraitlr 1iL\)rhrme) ln\)m! rrii. ir ! il,rLndrruta , 2 ',:.

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Any darum whjch. h someproposed grammatjcalrule or principlc. s castingdoubt on ic laljdity. Chomsk! has repcaredh stressedthat the mere e\istcnceof ruch a darum doesnot in irseif constitutea counrerexamplc. but rarherrhat onlv somepanicutar propo$d analysisof il can be regardedas a counrerexamptc:this argument rs reasonablcenough in principtc. but many tioguisrs would claimthat at leaslsomcdaraare so blatantlvproblematicrhat rt ls not unreasonablcro regard rhem aspina fuci. cotJnrercxam_ ples.

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