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Why is there no D-structure or S-structure within Minimalism

TL;DR: In the Government and Binding framework, D-structure had to be built completely before any movement could occur, while in Minimalism movement occurs as the structure is being built, eliminating ...
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Which is the most accepted case theory from a generative syntax perspective?

You're asking a number of different questions here, that range from simple description of surface features to theory-internal ideas from specific frameworks (and asking about two different frameworks)...
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Problem with [NOMINATIVE] Case in GB & Phase Theory (MP)

The short, oversimplified answer is that Berber languages merge their "oblique" and "nominative" in much the same way that English merges its "oblique" and "accusative". Plenty of other languages do ...
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