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The Grammar of QQ-Particles, Wh-Movement, and Pied-Piping$
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Seth Cable

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195392265

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392265.001.0001

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Applications to Other Wh-Fronting Languages, Pied-Piping, and Intervention Effects

Applications to Other Wh-Fronting Languages, Pied-Piping, and Intervention Effects

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(p.100) 4 Applications to Other Wh-Fronting Languages, Pied-Piping, and Intervention Effects
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The Grammar of Q
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Seth Cable (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392265.003.0004

This chapter begins the argument that the ‘Q-based’ account should be extended to all other wh-fronting languages. It first presents some general typological and learning-theoretic arguments. These include (i) the fact that the ‘Q-based’ account is transparently motivated for other wh-fronting languages (such as Edo), and (ii) the ability for the ‘Q-based’ account to provide a unified theory of the ill-formedness of P-stranding and left-branch extractions across languages. Following this, the consequences of the account for the theory of pied-piping structures are examined. In particular, it is shown that extending the ‘Q-based’ account to all other wh-fronting languages entails that the phenomenon dubbed ‘pied-piping’ need not exist at all. Finally, the chapter develops a ‘Q-based’ theory of multiple wh-questions in English and German. It is shown that the analysis predicts the complementary distribution of Superiority Effects and Intervention Effects in these languages. Finally, Intervention Effects in pied-piping structures are examined, and the ‘Q-based’ theory is shown to make an accurate (and surprising) prediction.

Keywords:   Edo, Russian, pied-piping, left branch extraction, German, English, intervention effect, superiority effect, multiple wh-question, feature percolation

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