Tense affixes used to be analysed to have moved downwards from T to V in English.
Is this analysis still current? Do minimalists still analyse it like this?
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Chomsky’s original formulation is obsolete, if only because lexical integrity of some sort is usually assumed. But there are many languages in which suffixes or clitics are part of a constituent that doesn’t contain their governor (in the sense of dependency grammar). In some languages a more appropriate term would be clitic hopping but the principle is the same. In fact this is where the mismatch between phrase structure grammar and dependency grammar becomes clearly apparent.