I read up on the Elsewhere Principle. In the linked article two examples are given:
- The syntactic comparative "more + adjective" can be overruled by the morphological comparative "adjective+er" for (most) short adjectives.
- The morphological plural /-z/ can be overruled by specific phonological mapping rules, e.g. P(TOOTH PLURAL) = /teeth/ (P(X) is the phonological realization of X).
Am I right in recognizing some minimalist influence here in that both examples are in the same direction of syntax → morphology → phonology?
Are there examples of this principle in the other direction?