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Anti-contiguityA Theory of Wh- Prosody$
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Jason Kandybowicz

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780197509739

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780197509739.001.0001

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Anti-contiguity Crosslinguistically

Anti-contiguity Crosslinguistically

(p.100) Chapter 5 Anti-contiguity Crosslinguistically

Jason Kandybowicz

Oxford University Press

This chapter concludes the book by considering Anti-contiguity in a cross-linguistic context. It is shown that the proposal can be successfully applied to derive asymmetries in wh- in-situ distribution beyond the West African languages considered in Chapters 2–4. The chapter focuses on thirteen languages from diverse language families (Romance, Bantu, and Indo-Aryan, among others) and considers the implications of data from these languages for the final formulation of the Anti-contiguity condition. On the basis of these considerations, the Anti-contiguity constraint is parameterized. Among the languages considered against the backdrop of the Anti-contiguity proposal in this chapter are French; Spanish; Catalan; Zulu; Bàsàá; Duala; Shona; Lubukusu; Kiitharaka; Hindi-Urdu; Bangla; Iraqi Arabic; and Malayalam.

Keywords:   wh- in-situ, wh- prosody, anti-contiguity, parameterization, syntax-phonology interface, French, Spanish, Zulu, Bàsàá, Hindi-Urdu

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