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|Author:||Lisa Lai Shen Cheng, Norbert Corver||Language:||English|
|Wh-movement--the phemen 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 paper 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 paper 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.Contributors:Brian Agbayani, Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng, Sandra Chung, Norbert Corver, Caterina Donati, Kleanthes K. Grohmann, Toru Ishii, Heejeong Ko, Howard Lasnik, Philip LeSourd, Chris H. Reintges, Luigi Rizzi, Balzs Surnyi, Akira Watanabe, Henrietta Yang|
|Publisher||MIT Press Ltd|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||95216362|
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|Place of Publication||Cambridge, Mass.|
|Series Title||Current Studies in Linguistics|
|Foreword by||Noam Chomsky|
|Interest Age||From 18|
|Format Details||Trade Paperback (US)|
|Author Biography||Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng Is Professor of Linguistics AT Leiden University|
|Country of Publication||United States|
|Date of Publication||23/06/2006|
|Series Part/Volume Number||Number 42|
|Edited by||Lisa Lai Shen Cheng, Norbert Corver|
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