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P and the Emergence of the Infinitival Left Periphery

Joachim Sabel

in Variation in P: Comparative Approaches to Adpositional Phrases

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190931247
eISBN:
9780190931285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931247.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Languages differ with respect to whether they allow for infinitival interrogatives and infinitival relative clauses. In order to explain this variation, this chapter postulates the ... More


An Anti-contiguity Approach to Nupe Interrogative Distribution

Jason Kandybowicz

in Anti-contiguity: A Theory of Wh- Prosody

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197509739
eISBN:
9780197509777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509739.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter furnishes additional support for the Anti-contiguity theory of wh- prosody by demonstrating that it derives two surprising and mysterious asymmetries of Nupe wh- syntax. The first ... More


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