Q-particles and the nature of Covert movement: evidence from Bùlì
Abdul-Razak Sulemana
May 2018
 

In this paper, I introduce wh-questions from Bùlì in which the wh-phrase stays in-situ. I argue that phenomena we are used to seeing with overt movement in- cluding, islands, intervention effects, and the that-trace effect also show up with the in-situ phrase, ultimately calling for the unity of covert and overt movement cross-linguistically.
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keywords: q-particles, wh-in-situ covert movement, syntax
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