BU CAS LX 522 - Lecture notes (8 pages)

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Cas Lx 522 - Syntax 1
Syntax 1 Documents

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CAS LX 522 Syntax I Summary so far In wh questions such as What did they bake Episode 12a Wh movement and locality chapters 9 10 The wh typology English One wh word moves to the front Japanese No wh words move to the front Bulgarian All wh words move to the front Taroo ga dare ni nani o ageta no T nom who to what acc gave Q What did Taroo give to whom Kakvo na kogo Ivan dade what to whom Ivan gave What did Ivan give to whom Qui as tu vu Who have you seen Who did you see How about languages like Bulgarian where all of the wh words move CP kakvo na kogo TP Ivan dade kakvo na kogo This one is somewhat trickier but interesting The interrogative C has a strong uninterpretable uwh feature Superiority Shorter moves are better take the closest wh word Why does one wh word move in English We account for the difference between French v moves to T and English v does not move to T in terms of whether the uInfl feature on v is strong French or weak English when valued by T Tu as vu qui You have seen who Who did you see Multiple wh movement Kakvo na kogo Ivan dade The closest to C topmost wh word moves to SpecCP How might we account for the difference between English and Japanese Korean Turkish Chinese with respect to moving wh words French One wh word or no wh words move to the front The uclause type feature of T is strong when valued as Q The uclause type feature of T can be valued by wh from above Wh in situ languages What did Bill give to whom What is like a pronoun standing in for the theme Wh words are differentiated by having a wh feature The structure of a wh question is like a V2 clause T moves to C except in subject wh questions Why do wh words have to move in general Why is it sufficient to move just one in English What might we propose in order to ensure that any wh word has to move To account for this stretches our system in several ways but ultimately we want to be able to say that Bulgarian and English differ minimally so we ll need to account for Bulgarian too



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