Subjacency and S-structure movement of wh-in-situ

@article{Watanabe1992SubjacencyAS,
  title={Subjacency and S-structure movement of wh-in-situ},
  author={A. Watanabe},
  journal={Journal of East Asian Linguistics},
  year={1992},
  volume={1},
  pages={255-291}
}
  • A. Watanabe
  • Published 1992
  • Sociology
  • Journal of East Asian Linguistics
This paper argues that wh-in-situ in Japanese in fact involves S-structure movement of an invisible entity and therefore that the Subjacency effects discovered and used as evidence for LF Subjacency by Nishigauchi (1986, 1990) and Pesetsky (1987) are due to this S-structure movement. This conclusion is forced on us by the facts that (1) in multiple questions where one of the wh-phrases is inside an island and the other is outside of it, there are no Subjacency effects, contrary to the… Expand
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