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In this essay I wish to establish a theoretical and empirical ligature between generative grammar and deconstruction. How and why these two branches of knowledge should have such liaisons are of course question of tremendous historical scope. My aim is not so much to present new data but bring a certain perspective to already existing data and theory in the fields of syntax and semantics. The perspective I want to bring aligns Chomsky 's Principle of Full Interpretation with Derridean differ_nce. I take Chomsky 's Principle of Full Interpretation to be a version of the principle of identity and its twin, noncontradiction.

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