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B. Can other features (besides φ-features) be inherited? c. Can a non-phase head inherit its uninterpretable features from a phase head below it? Interpretable features, being inherently associated with lexical elements, do not get inherited. Given the logic above, there is also no reason why interpretable features would need to be inherited; they never get deleted. While there is a growing consensus in minimalist theory that non-phase heads (such as T or V) lack formal features and can only get them from phase heads via the process of Feature Inheritance (see Chomsky 2008, Richards 2004, 2008, 2011, among others), the precise mechanism behind Feature Inheritance remains somewhat elusive.

Phase heads are the loci of uninterpretable features. Chomsky (2000) rejects the idea of characterizing phases in terms of convergence on the grounds that it would require a considerable look-ahead, thus negating whatever advantages of reducing computational complexity phases were meant to afford. We have seen above that defining phases in terms of the interfaces is appealing. One way to make it more concrete is to take phases to be objects that determine points of Transfer to the two interfaces.

As we will see in the next section, seeing phases in this light provides a very natural way to understand the so-called Phase Impenetrability Condition (PIC), a powerful locality constraint. A slightly different view to think of phases is by looking at the properties of phase heads. On this view, articulated as (17c), phase heads are more ‘powerful’, syntactically speaking, than non-phase heads. Their syntactic prowess comes from the fact that they are the loci of uninterpretable features, and as such, they trigger syntactic operations.

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