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Functional HeadsThe Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 7$
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Laura Brugé, Anna Cardinaletti, Giuliana Giusti, Nicola Munaro, and Cecilia Poletto

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199746736

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746736.001.0001

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Notes on Wh In Situ in French *

Notes on Wh In Situ in French *

(p.242) Notes on Wh In Situ in French*
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Ur Shlonsky

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This chapter deals with wh-in situ constructions in French and argues that no overt movement is involved. In this respect, sentences with wh-in situ are not hidden clefts and do not involve movement to the low VP peripheral focus position. They instead involve covert movement to SpecCP, implemented as feature movement, which explains their selective sensitivity to intervention effects. The chapter also discusses a typical subject-object asymmetry in that wh-in situ is barred from the subject position, as a consequence of Criterial Freezing.

Keywords:   French, in-situ constructions, SpecCP, subject position

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