Movement and Adjunct Morphology in Arawak and Other Languages

  title={Movement and Adjunct Morphology in Arawak and Other Languages},
  author={W. Harbert and Willem J. A. Pet},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={416 - 435}
In this paper, we are concerned with the description and explanation of an interesting asymmetry in the distribution of "dummy verbs" in WH-Movement constructions in Arawak, an Arawakan language spoken by about 700 speakers in Surinam and probably a larger number in Guyana.1 The facts are, briefly, that the dummy verb obligatorily occurs when certain constituents are fronted (e.g., the verb or certain adjuncts, such as manner phrases) but cannot occur when others are fronted (e.g., subjects… Expand
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