Wh-in-Situ in Mandarin Chinese

  title={Wh-in-Situ in Mandarin Chinese},
  author={Hooi Ling Soh},
  journal={Linguistic Inquiry},
It is controversial whether an in-situ wh-phrase in Mandarin Chinese (MC) undergoes covert (LF) movement to its scope position (Huang 1982, Xu 1990, Lin 1992, Aoun and Li 1993, Tsai 1994, 1999, Cole and Hermon 1998). Recent studies (e.g. Tsai 1994, 1999, Cole and Hermon 1998) have argued that wh-phrases fall into two groups, nominal and adverbial, and that only adverbial wh-phrases (e.g. weishenme 'reason-why') raise to their scope position at LF, while nominal wh-phrases (e.g. shenme 'what… Expand
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  • L. Cheng
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Lang. Linguistics Compass
  • 2009
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