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Title:[+wh] complementizers drive phonological phrasing in Fukuoka Japanese
Authors:Jennifer L. Smith
Comment:Pre-publication version; to appear in NLLT (2011). The final publication will be available at springerlink.com (DOI DOI 10.1007/s11049-011-9123-7).
Abstract:Evidence from the intonation of wh questions in the Fukuoka dialect of Japanese is used to explore a recent proposal by Richards that the syntax-prosody interface includes a requirement for wh elements and their associated complementizers to be contained in the same phonological phrase. An examination of multiple wh questions and nested wh questions determines that this phrasing requirement originates with the complementizer, not with the wh element.
Type:Paper/tech report
Article:Version 1