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Date: 04-Dec-2006
From: Diane H. Denner < denner at mit.edu >
Subject: Wh-movement: Moving On: Cheng, Corver 

	
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Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 09:05:43
From: Diane H. Denner < denner at mit.edu >
Subject: Wh-movement: Moving On: Cheng, Corver 
 



Title: Wh-movement: Moving On 
Series Title: Current Studies in Linguistics  

Publication Year: 2006 
Publisher: MIT Press
	   http://mitpress.mit.edu/
	

Book URL: http://mitpress.mit.edu/0262532794 


Author: Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng
Author: Norbert Corver

Hardback: ISBN: 0262033461 Pages: 384 Price: U.S. $ 90.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0262532794 Pages: 384 Price: U.S. $ 40.00


Abstract:

by Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng and Norbert Corver
foreword by Noam Chomsky

Wh-movement--the phenomenon by which interrogative words appear at the
beginning of interrogative sentences--is one of the central displacement
operations of human language. Noam Chomsky's 1977 article "On Wh-movement,"
a landmark in the study of wh-movement (and movement in general), showed
that this computational operation is the basis of a variety of syntactic
constructions that had previously been described in terms of
construction-specific rules. Taking Chomsky's article as a starting point,
the contributors to this collection reconsider a number of the issues
raised in "On Wh-movement" from the perspective of contemporary Minimalist
syntactic theory (which explores the thesis that human language is a system
optimally designed to meet certain interface conditions imposed by other
cognitive systems with which the language faculty interacts). 

They discuss such wh-movement issues as wh-phrases and pied-piping, the
formation of A-bar chains and the copy theory of movement, cyclicity and
locality of wh-movement, and the typology of wh-constructions. By
reconsidering core characteristics of the wh-movement operation first
systematically discussed by Chomsky from the Minimalist perspective, this
volume contributes to the further development of the theory of wh-movement
and to the general theory of movement. 



Linguistic Field(s): Syntax


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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