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Applications to Wh-In Situ Languages

Seth Cable

in The Grammar of Q: Q-Particles, Wh-Movement, and Pied-Piping

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195392265
eISBN:
9780199866526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392265.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter applies the core ideas underlying the ‘Q-based’ account to the analysis of wh-in situ languages. It is shown that wh-in situ languages comprise at least two distinct syntactic types, ... More


Wh inside islands

Veneeta Dayal

in Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199281268
eISBN:
9780191757396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281268.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter asks whether wh in-situ can violate islands. The semantic challenge posed by pied piping of DPs/PPs, in English or in-situ languages, is discussed. One solution is to reconstruct. ... More


The wh parameter and radical externalization

Éric Mathieu

in Rethinking Parameters

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190461737
eISBN:
9780190461768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461737.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Inspired by Richards (2010), the hypothesis of this chapter is that whether a language is a wh in situ or a wh movement language depends entirely on whether the language associates focus with prosody ... More


Some syntactic and pragmatic aspects of WH-in-situ in Brazilian Portuguese

Maria Cristina Figueiredo Silva and Elaine Grolla

in The Morphosyntax of Portuguese and Spanish in Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190465889
eISBN:
9780190465919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465889.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter explores cases of obligatory WH-in-situ in Brazilian Portuguese (BP), a language where, in general, WH-in-situ is optional. The chapter presents a detailed description of the syntactic ... More


An Anti-contiguity Approach to Tano in-situ 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/9780197509739.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter develops the Anti-contiguity proposal based on the distribution of wh- in-situ in Krachi, Bono, Wasa, and Asante Twi. Embedded wh- in-situ is only allowed in Krachi and Bono. The chapter ... More


Anti-contiguity Crosslinguistically

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/9780197509739.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter concludes the book by considering Anti-contiguity in a cross-linguistic context. It is shown that the proposal can be successfully applied to derive asymmetries in wh- in-situ ... More


Wh-adjuncts, Left Periphery, and Wh-in-situ

Masao Ochi

in Chinese Syntax in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199945658
eISBN:
9780190201104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945658.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the underlying positions of a variety of whys. The author argues that wh-adjuncts are base-generated in the CP-periphery (interrogative or non-interrogative) or elsewhere ... More


Comparative Remarks on Wh-adverbials in Situ in Japanese and Chinese

Tomohiro Fujii, Kensuke Takita, Barry Chung-Yu Yang, and Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai

in Japanese Syntax in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199945207
eISBN:
9780199389025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945207.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines wh-adverbials in Japanese and Chinese. As observed in the Chinese syntax literature, a reason adverb corresponding to why obeys island constraints, whereas a similar looking PP ... More


Arguments for Long Distance Movement in Long Distance Questions in Child Language

Hamida Demirdache

in Diagnosing Syntax

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602490
eISBN:
9780191757297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602490.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the diagnostics put forth for long movement in long distance questions in child language. It discusses diagnostics from comprehension studies and elicited production studies. ... More


Introduction

Jason Merchant and Andrew Simpson

in Sluicing: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645763
eISBN:
9780191741135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645763.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The introduction chapter provides general background relating to the topic of sluicing and the rationale for a volume focused on the cross-linguistic realization of sluicing. The chapter also ... More


Prosodic Entanglement and the Anti-contiguity of Wh- and C

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/9780197509739.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on the syntax and prosody of wh- in-situ in Krachi. In Krachi, wh- in-situ is available in both root and embedded contexts. Prosodically, embedded complement clauses in the ... More


On Multiple Wh-Questions with ‘Why’ in Japanese and Chinese

Kensuke Takita and Barry Chung-Yu Yang

in Japanese Syntax in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199945207
eISBN:
9780199389025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945207.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Although both Japanese and Chinese are classified as wh-in-situ languages, they exhibit different behaviors with respect to multiple wh-questions involving ‘why’. That is, Japanese exhibits the ... More


Sluicing: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives

Jason Merchant and Andrew Simpson (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645763
eISBN:
9780191741135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645763.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book is a multi-authored volume of eleven chapters dedicated to the analysis of sluicing in a range of languages from Europe, Asia, and Africa. Sluicing is the term applied to sentences in which ... More


The Role of Theory in Documentation: Intervention Effects and Missing Gaps in the Krachi documentary Record

Jason Kandybowicz and Harold Torrence

in Africa's Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190256340
eISBN:
9780190256364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256340.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This article presents a case study of an instance in which the influence of linguistic theory on descriptive fieldwork has led to both the discovery and the remedy of missing gaps in the ... More


The Left Periphery and Agrammatism: Wh-extractions in Danish

Anne Mette Nyvad, Ken Ramshøj Christensen, and Sten Vikner

in Locality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945269
eISBN:
9780199369805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945269.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Data from a study on the comprehension of short and long extractions by four Danish agrammatic patients reveal an interesting asymmetry between subject and object extraction that cannot be explained ... 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


Japanese Syntax in Comparative Perspective

Mamoru Saito (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199945207
eISBN:
9780199389025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945207.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Comparative syntax has been playing an increasingly important role in research in syntactic theory. Japanese has also been discussed in comparative perspective, but the comparison has been mostly ... More


Anti-contiguity: A Theory of Wh- Prosody

Jason Kandybowicz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197509739
eISBN:
9780197509777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509739.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book develops a theory of wh- prosody according to which wh- expressions must avoid forming prosodic constituents with overt complementizers at the level of Intonational Phrase. The theory is ... More


Turkish and the Southwestern Turkic (Oghuz) languages

Jaklin Kornfilt

in The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.003.0025
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

The Southwestern (Oghuz) branch of Turkic consists of languages that are largely mutually intelligible, and are similar with respect to their structural properties. Because Turkish is the most ... More


Interrogatives

Christina Tortora

in A Comparative Grammar of Borgomanerese

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199945627
eISBN:
9780199369829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945627.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The basic outline of interrogatives offered in this chapter is a minimally revised translation of a previous paper written in Italian and published in an ASIS working papers volume edited by P. ... More


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