Wh- In Situ Production in Child French*

  title={Wh- In Situ Production in Child French*},
  author={Megan Gotowski},
This article addresses claims that French children produce more wh-in situ questions than adults, and that this is motivated by a desire for more “economical” structure in regard to wh-question formation. Experimental results of an elicitation study with 19 children (3;09-5;08) conducted in Paris are reported. Results indicate that children do not demonstrate a preference for wh-in situ, contra previous research with corpora, and most are in fact completely adult-like. As a consequence, I argue… CONTINUE READING