Stepanov & Moussaoui (2019) – When a wh-word refuses to stay in-situ

When a wh-word refuses to stay in-situ
Arthur Stepanov, Ali Al Moussaoui
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February 2019
This squib demonstrates that the syntactic behavior of prosodically weak wh-elements or ‘wh-clitics’ conforms quite well to theories of syntax-phonology mapping such as Richards (2010, 2016) which explore a tight relationship between syntactic and prosodic boundary/edge phenomena. Evidence comes from new data from Lebanese Arabic, as well as ‘wh-clitics’ in French and North Italian dialects.

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Reference: lingbuzz/004472
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Published in: to appear in Linguistic Inquiry
keywords: prosody, wh-clitic, contiguity theory, syntax, phonology