Found:

Minimal governing category

**SYNTAX: **Implementation of the notion **binding domain**, proposed in Chomsky (1981). The MGC of alpha is defined as the minimal XP (maximal projection) that contains alpha, a **SUBJECT**
**accessible** to alpha, and the **governor** of alpha.
** EXAMPLE:** in (i) the MGC of the **anaphor** *each other* is the embedded IP, since it contains *each other*, the
accessible subject *the men*, and the governor *like*. Hence, *each other* must be **bound** within
this IP in compliance with **condition A**
of the **binding theory**, and may not be coindexed with *the girls*, which is not contained in its MGC.

(i) the girls_{i}believe that [_{IP}the men_{j}like each other_{j/*i}]

LIT. | Chomsky, N. (1981) |