By Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng, Norbert Corver, Noam Chomsky
Wh-movement--the phenomenon during which interrogative phrases look on the starting of interrogative sentences--is one of many critical displacement operations of human language. Noam Chomsky's 1977 paper "On Wh-Movement," a landmark within the research of wh-movement (and move in general), confirmed that this computational operation is the root of a number of syntactic buildings that had formerly been defined by way of construction-specific ideas. Taking Chomsky's paper as a start line, the participants to this assortment reassess many of the matters raised in "On Wh-Movement" from the viewpoint of latest Minimalist syntactic thought (which explores the thesis that human language is a method optimally designed to satisfy sure interface stipulations imposed via different cognitive platforms with which the language college interacts). They speak about such wh-movement concerns as wh-phrases and pied-piping, the formation of A-bar chains and the replica conception of flow, cyclicity and locality of wh-movement, and the typology of wh-constructions. via reconsidering center features of the wh-movement operation first systematically mentioned via Chomsky from the Minimalist point of view, this quantity contributes to the extra improvement of the speculation of wh-movement and to the overall concept of movement.Contributors:Brian Agbayani, Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng, Sandra Chung, Norbert Corver, Caterina Donati, Kleanthes ok. Grohmann, Toru Ishii, Heejeong Ko, Howard Lasnik, Philip LeSourd, Chris H. Reintges, Luigi Rizzi, Bal?zs Sur?nyi, Akira Watanabe, Henrietta Yang
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22) a. ’ b. ’ c. ’ (23) a. *I shall visit [what town] you will visit [t] b. I wonder [what town] you will visit [t] c. 10 This anti-pied-piping restriction correlates with a di¤erent interpretation of the two constructions: as is well known, free relatives are complex nominal structures, while interrogatives are simple clauses. This is shown straightforwardly by the selection possibilities of the two structures: free relatives like (22a,c) or (23a,c) are compatible with a DP-selecting verb like mangiare (24a) or visit (25a); interrogatives like (22b) or (23b) are compatible only with non-DP-selecting verbs like chiedersi (24b) or wonder (25b).
Wh-Movement: Moving On (Current Studies in Linguistics) by Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng, Norbert Corver, Noam Chomsky