The Grammar of Q: Q-Particles, Wh-Movement, and Pied-Piping

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Oxford University Press, Sep 1, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 272 pages
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The Grammar of Q puts forth a novel syntactic and semantic analysis of wh-questions, one that is based upon in-depth study of the Tlingit language, an endangered and under-documented language of North America. A major consequence of this new approach is that the phenomenon classically dubbed "pied-piping" does not actually exist.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
3
2 WhFronting and QMovement in Tlingit
13
3 Applications to WhIn Situ Languages
84
4 Applications to Other WhFronting Languages PiedPiping and Intervention Effects
100
5 Constraints on PiedPiping and Secondary WhFronting
141
6 Conclusion
199
Notes
211
Bibliography
235
Index
245
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Seth Cable is Assistant Professor of LinguisticsUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst

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