Friday, April 19, 2019

Timeline of Wh-in-situ


I prepared this for my course. I thought others might find it useful. If anybody thinks I have left out something important, or made a mistake, let me know.

Syntax II                                                          Spring 2019                  Chris Collins
Wh-in-Situ:       Timeline of Wh-in-Situ

1970
Baker, C.L. 1970. Notes on the Description of English Questions: The Role of an Abstract Question Morpheme. Foundations of Language 6, 197-219. [No cases of wh-in-situ involve movement, rather binding by an abstract Q morpheme.]

1982
Huang, James. 1982. Move Wh in a Language without Wh-Movement. The Linguistic Review 1, 369-416. [All cases of wh-in-situ involve covert, post-S-Structure movement. Only ECP, not subjacency, holds of covert movement.]

1984
Lasnik, H. and M. Saito. 1984. On the Nature of Proper Government. Linguistic Inquiry 15, 235-289.
[All cases of wh-in-situ involve covert, post-S-Structure movement. Developed further in 1992 monograph.]

1987
Pesetsky, David. 1987. Wh-in-Situ: Movement and Unselective Binding. In Eric J. Reuland and Alice G.B. ter Meulen (eds.), The Representation of (In)definiteness, 98-129. MIT Press, Cambridge. [Some cases of wh-in-situ involve covert movement, some do not.]

1996
Beck, Sigrid. 1996. Quantified Structures as Barriers for LF Movement. Natural Language Semantics 4, 1-56. [Only looks at German, all cases of wh-in-situ involve covert movement.]

1998
Reinhart, Tanya. 1998. Wh-in-Situ in the Framework of the Minimalist Program. Natural Language Semantics 6, 29-56. [Some cases of wh-in-situ in English involve covert movement, some involve no movement, but rather binding by a choice function quantifier.]

2000
Pesetsky, David. 2000. Phrasal Movement and its Kin. MIT Press, Cambridge.
[Some cases of wh-in-situ involve covert phrasal movement; others involve covert feature movement.]

2001
Richards, Norvin. 2001. Movement in Language. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
[All cases of wh-in-situ involve covert, post-Spell-Out movement.]

2001
Watanabe, Akira. 2001. Wh-in-Situ Languages. In Mark Baltin and Chris Collins (eds.), The Handbook of Contemporary Syntactic Theory, 203-225. Blackwell. [Some case of wh-in-situ in Japanese involve null operator movement.]

2006
Beck, Sigrid. 2006. Intervention Effects Follow from Focus Interpretation. Natural Language Semantics 14, 1-56.
[Some cases of wh-in-situ involve covert movement (following Pesetsky 2000), others involve focus alternatives.]

2014.
Kotek, Hadas. 2014. Composing Questions. Doctoral Dissertation, MIT.
[Some cases of wh-in-situ involve covert movement (following Pesetsky 2000), others involve focus alternatives.]

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