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Missing Links: Cleft, Sluicing, and "No da" Construction in Japanese *

  title={Missing Links: Cleft, Sluicing, and "No da" Construction in Japanese *},
  author={Ken Hiraiwa and S. Ishihara},
This paper, through a close examination, builds missing links between three types of focus constructions in Japanese: Cleft, Sluicing, and socalled ‘No da’ in-situ focus construction . Adopting Rizzi’s (1997) articulated CP clause architecture, we demonstrate that these missing links are provided with a syntactic explanation. We also discuss a syntaxphonology interface phenomenon, namely, the interaction between the intonation pattern of wh-phrases and the Clause-Mate Condition (CMC). 
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