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dc.contributor.authorSulemana, Abdul-Razak
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-23T23:34:43Z
dc.date.available2020-01-23T23:34:43Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-23
dc.date.submitted2018-09-19
dc.identifier.issn2397-1835
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/123671
dc.description.abstractThere are a number of intriguing issues surrounding wh-questions that have drawn considerable attention in the literature. Among the most commonly observed is the fact that in certain languages, wh-phrases move overtly from their base-generated positions to a clause-peripheral position, while in other languages the wh-phrases remain in-situ and are not overtly moved. A well known and contentious issue, to which this paper contributes with novel data from Buli, is the status of the in-situ wh-phrase. For instance, do in-situ phrases undergo covert movement? If so how is this movement similar or different from overt movement? I argue that the language distinguishes two kinds of wh-in-situ phrases: one undergoes covert movement, a movement I claim is comparable in many ways to overt wh-movement, while the other one doesn’t. The key to this observation, I further argue, is the presence of an overt Q-particle in the language. Whenever the Q-particle is absent, the signs of movement disappear. This provides a very transparent set of arguments in favor of the mixed view that sometimes you have movement of wh-in-situ and other other times you don't. Keywords: Bùlì; wh-in situ; Q-particles; Covert movementen_US
dc.publisherUbiquity Press, Ltd.en_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.810en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licenseen_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.sourceGlossaen_US
dc.titleQ-particles and the nature of covert movement: Evidence from Bùlìen_US
dc.title.alternativeQ-particles and the nature of Covert movement: Evidence from Bulien_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationSulemana, Abdul-Razak. "Q-particles and the nature of Covert movement: Evidence from Buli." Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, 4, 1 (August 2019): 99 © 2019 The Authorsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Linguistics and Philosophyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.relation.journalGlossa: a journal of general linguisticsen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.date.submission2019-12-10T14:40:18Z
mit.journal.volume4en_US
mit.journal.issue1en_US


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