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Wh-Movement

Moving On (Current Studies in Linguistics)

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Published by The MIT Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grammar, syntax, linguistic structure,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Language,
  • Linguistics,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics,
  • Grammar, Comparative and general,
  • Interrogative,
  • Syntax,
  • Word order

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    ContributionsNoam Chomsky (Foreword), Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng (Editor), Norbert Corver (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages369
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9635950M
    ISBN 100262532794
    ISBN 109780262532792

    CAS LX Syntax II Spring Ma Paul Hagstrom Week 8: Some wh-movement Syntax and semantics—question formation in English (1) John bought a book. Fronting of question phrases, or wh-movement, is just one kind of movement. There are many other kinds, including fronting of objects to subject position in passives (5), inversion of auxiliaries in English (6) (She reads/is reading the book.). How does WH-movement Fit with the Theory? • Theta-role assignment (10) a. The committee liked Susan’s proposal b. Susan wondered [which proposali the committee liked ti]. By positing a trace of which proposal in the complement position of ‘liked’, weFile Size: KB. Although wh-movement is a common name for this phenomenon, there are also a number of other elements in a sentence that show the special word order found in questions. The details of wh-movement are very complex, particularly when English is compared to other languages with wh-movement.


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Wh-Movement Download PDF EPUB FB2

First, it affects not just DPs, but maximal projections of many syntactic categories. Second, the landing site for the moved constituent is outside of IP. Because this type of movement is involved in the derivation of wh- questions, it is known as wh- movement.

In this chapter, we present the evidence for a wh- movement analysis of questions. Example (16) above illustrates something else about wh-movement; we can find instances of wh-movement in embedded clauses. We already know that there are verbs which select for questions as their complements: (18) Mary wonders whether John bought a book.

(19) Mary wonders who bought a book. (20) Mary wonders what John bought. WH-Movement: Moving On (Current Studies in Linguistics) - Kindle edition by Cheng, Lisa Lai-Shen, Corver, Norbert, Chomsky, Noam. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading WH-Movement: Moving On (Current Studies in Linguistics).Manufacturer: The MIT Press.

Wh-movement is found in many languages around the world, and of the various discontinuity types, wh-movement is the one that has been studied the most. It is observed in many of the world's languages, and plays a key role in Wh-Movement book theories of long-distance dependencies. Wh-movement—the phenomenon by which interrogative words appear at the beginning of interrogative sentences—is one of the central displacement operations of human language.

Noam Chomsky's paper "On Wh-Movement," a landmark in the study Wh-Movement book wh-movement (and movement in general), showed that this computational operation is the basis of a variety of syntactic constructions that had. Wh-movement and first language acquisition [Weise, Elisabeth] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Wh-movement and first language acquisitionAuthor: Elisabeth Weise. If wh- movement were able to occur in one fell swoop, then there would be nothing to stop long-distance wh- movement in (7a), and the question should be grammatical, contrary to fact.

But the ungrammaticality of the question can be made to follow from the assumption that wh- movement is cyclic. The landing site for wh-movement is a position we haven’t yet used, it’s the specifier of CP, sister to C-bar and daughter to CP.

The idea is that moving a wh-phrase into the specifier of CP supports the wh-feature in C. Now, of course, this still isn’t the right Surface Structure for this : Catherine Anderson. Wh-movement—the phenomenon by which interrogative words appear at the beginning of interrogative sentences—is one of the central displacement operations of human language.

Noam Chomsky's paper "On Wh-Movement," a landmark in the study of wh-movement (and movement in general), showed that this computational operation is the basis of a variety of syntactic constructions.

How does WH-movement Fit with the Theory. • Theta-role assignment (10) a. The committee liked Susan’s proposal b. Susan wondered [which proposali the committee liked ti]. By positing a trace of which proposal in the complement position of ‘liked’, we can maintain the locality in theta-role Size: KB.

Wh-Movement book phenomenon by which interrogative words appear at the beginning of interrogative sentences&#;is one of the central displacement operations of human language.

Noam Chomsky's paper "On Wh-Movement," a landmark in the study of wh-movement (and movement in general), Author: Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng. It is this book that I asked Bill to get his students to read.

*It is this book that I accept the argument that John should read d. *It is this book that I wonder who read (17) Analysis of clefts: It is S". Stipulation: (i) the S' must show wh-movement; (ii) COMP (for some speakers) must not File Size: KB. Class 8 summary: wh-movement As such, it contains lots of material that we did not cover in the two hours we devoted to this topic, but I thought you might like to have the extra material available.

The material that we did not cover is in blue. I have tried to edit the summary so it. WH MOVEMENT WH TYPOLOGY Koromfe(spoken in Burkina Faso) (a) Sefu dəna a manɛ hɛŋ The normal order in when he see DETmoney the Koromfeis SVO. ‘When did he find the money?’ (b) ase a kɛõ hoŋpanɛ a vagakoŋ what DETwoman the give:PASTDETdog the ‘What did the woman give to File Size: 2MB.

Since the rule of WH movement plays a key role in the syntax of so-called wh-questions, we'll begin by establishing what exactly a wh-question is. Later, we'll look at the role played by WH movement in Relative Clauses, and in other wh-constructions (Exclamatives, etc.).

Finally, we'll turn to consider in some detail the question of the landing. Wh-movement and the theory of feature-checking argues that cross-linguistic variation in wh-constructions reduces to the availability of different lexical instantiations of a +wh C0 both across languages and within a single language, and the way in which such lexical elements are syntactically identified, either via movement or base-generation.

Get this from a library. Wh-movement: moving on. [Lisa Lai Shen Cheng; Norbert Corver;] -- "Wh-movement-the phenomenon by which interrogative words appear at the beginning of interrogative sentences-is one of the central displacement operations of. Noam Chomsky's paper "On Wh-Movement," a landmark in the study of wh-movement (and movement in general), showed that this computational operation is the basis of a variety of syntactic constructions that had previously been described in terms of construction-specific rules.4/5(2).

(11) a. [To whom] did you give the book to. [To whom] are you referring to. Key p.c.) 2 Island Phenomena Wh-Movement is unbounded i.e. a wh-phrase can move unboundedly far from the clause where it is merged.

(12) a. Who i does Magnus like t. Who i did Loida think that Magnus liked t. Who i did Agustin believe that Loida thought File Size: 59KB. We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites.

Close this message to accept cookies or find out how to manage your cookie settings. Wh-movement/Movement in general (handout 2) 1. Relative clauses • A relative clause is a kind of NP or DP modifier, and is a sister of N' or D' -- like any modifier. • Inside a relative clause, we find something like wh-movement (including pied-piping) — but with a slightly different set of wh-words.

No what, no how:File Size: KB. Wh-movement and the theory of feature-checking argues that cross-linguistic variation in wh-constructions reduces to the availability of different lexical instantiations of a +wh C0 both across languages and within a single language, and the way in which such lexical elements are syntactically identified, either via movement or base-generation.

Evidence from a wide range of patterns Pages: wh-movement phenomenon. Based on the Minimalist Program (Chomsky (, ch.

4)),I wantto argue for a unitary feature-checking analysisof wh-movement in the types of languages mentioned and suggest that the possibility of partialwh-movement, full wh-movement, and wh-in situ can be seen as a consequence of the.

Proposal for the syntax of wh-questions, illustrated with wh-movement of a direct object: (11) CP C' C IP DP I' DP I VP V’ DP V DP Which book is k she t t m reading t i The trace of which book is in the complement of V.

We can deduce this by forming a full. Wh-Movement creates (1b) with two copies of which book, one of which is turned into a variable as in (1c), by replacing which by the and addition of the variable x.

Under this view all wh -elements have to undergo Wh -Movement in all languages. A Comprehensive Analysis of Wh-Movement in Interrogative Sentences in English - Christian Kreß - Essay - English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics - Publish your bachelor's or master's thesis, dissertation, term paper or essay.

wh-movement (countable and uncountable, plural wh-movements) (syntax) a syntactic phenomenon found in many languages around the world, in which interrogative words (sometimes called wh-words) or phrases show a special word order.

Unlike ordinary phrases, such wh-words appear at the beginning of an interrogative clause. Synonyms. wh-extraction. On Pied-Piping: Wh-Movement and Beyond (Studies in Generative Grammar) by Fabian, Heck and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at This study investigates the syntax of wh-constructions in Jordanian Arabic (JA).

JA exhibits apparent optional movement whereby both options of fronting the wh-phrase and leaving it in-situ are.

Wh-movement and the theory of feature-checking argues that cross-linguistic variation in wh-constructions reduces to the availability of different lexical instantiations of a +wh C0 both across languages and within a single language, and the way in which such lexical elements are syntactically identified, either via movement or by: Bangla has commonly been assumed to be an SOV wh-in-situ language.

Here it is suggested that both of these characterizations are incorrect and that Bangla actually has obligatory overt wh-movement.

An investigation of the syntax and semantics of wh-questions through the lens of intervention effects, offering a new proposal on overt and covert wh-movement. In this book, Hadas Kotek investigates the syntax and semantics of wh-questions, offering a new solution to a central question in the study of interrogatives: given that overt wh-movement is cross-linguistically common, is syntactic.

4 Parallels between wh-extraction and wh-in-situ Various arguments for LF wh-movement have been presented in the of them rest upon the similarities between in-situ wh-questions and wh-questions with overt extrac- tion.

Selectional requirements It is well-known that different verbs select for different types of complement clauses. An investigation of the syntax and semantics of wh-questions through the lens of intervention effects, offering a new proposal on overt and covert this book, Hadas Kotek investigates the syntax and semantics of wh-questions, offerin.

in the syntax book. •This is normal WH movement. •The only difference is that the head noun peopleis coindexed with the DP who. •This coindexationrepresents that the noun and whohave the same identity. The noun is actually interpreted in the object position. people.

English yes-no questions CP 2 C TP 2 DP T’ 2 T VP 2 V PP 2 P DP 2 D NP 2 C TP 2 2 T VP 2 2 2 will i Bill go to the movies Bill go to the movies will t i D-structure S-structure ‘trace’ Brown University -- CG41 Svetlana Godjevac - Syntax 5 6 English yes-no questions • Bill bought a book • *Bought Bill a book?File Size: KB.

Svetlana Godjevac -- Syntax 6 4 Subject wh-questions • John gave the book to Sue • Who gave the book to Sue. • Subject wh-questions do not show inversion • So, what is the analysis of subject wh-questions.

3 Brown University -- CG41 Svetlana Godjevac -- Syntax 6 5 More wh-movement – subject • Who gave the book to Sue. CP 2 C File Size: KB. WH-movement in Seediq and Tagalog Edith Aldridge Cornell University 1. Introduction This paper discusses two kinds of restriction found in wh-question formation in the Austronesian languages Seediq and Tagalog.

One type is the familiar absolutive restriction, which allows wh Cited by: 7. If it is grammatical, and Whom did you give the book. isn't, then the issue must be with the fronting specifically. There are other syntactic differences between questions with fronting/wh-movement and those with wh-in-situ, like the use of an auxiliary (did in this case).

Andrew Carnie’s bestselling textbook on syntax has guided thousands of students through the discipline of theoretical syntax; retaining its popularity due to its combination of straightforward language, comprehensive coverage, and numerous exercises.

In this third edition, topics have been updated, new exercises added, and the online resources have been expanded. Experimenting with wh-movement in Spanish (3) a. Dónde tú pusiste el libro?

where you put the book ‘Where did you put the book?’ b. Dónde tú compraste el libro? where you bought the book ‘Where did you buy the book?’ We have seen at this point the following hierarchy in the ability of a wh-phrase toCited by: 5.This chapter is concerned with relative clauses and wh-movement structures across languages, which is examined from the perspective of Minimize Domains, Minimize Forms, and Maximize On-line Processing.

The chapter is organized as follows. Section introduces background assumptions and details. Section examines the Keenan–Comrie Accessibility Hierarchy from the perspective of MiD and MiF.Multiple wh-movement and extraction from VPE sites* Nicholas LaCara University of Massachusetts Amherst 1 Introduction It has proven difficult to understand what drives apparent wh-movement in lan- guages with multiple sluicing that lack multiple authors, in.