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Ling 341 Homework 4 [1] Wh-island Referring to Subjacency Condition, in which bounding nodes are TP and NP, explain the acceptability contrast of the following pair of sentences. (1) a. Who wonders why Mary hates John. b. *Who does Susan wonder why Mary hates? [2] Subjacency Referring to Subjacency Condition, in which bounding nodes are TP and NP, explain the acceptability contrast of the following pair of sentences. (2) a. Which picture of John did Mary see? b. *Which did Mary see picture of John? [3] Scrambling Modern Persian has scrambling operation. Consider the following examples. Hamdiga is “each other” in Persian, and it is subject to Condition A of Binding Theory in the same way as English each other or English reflexives. (3a) is the basic word order in Persian and (3b) is the sentence in which scrambling is applied. (3) a. Mo’allem-â 1 fekr mi-kon-an [ CP ke [ TP bachche-hâ 2 [ VP [ NP aks-â-ye
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Unformatted text preview: hamdiga 1*/2-ro] be teacher-PL1 thought HAB-do-3 PL that child-PL2 picture-PL-EZ each-other 1*/2-R to modir neshun dd-an]]]] modir sign gave-3 PL The teachers 1 think that the children 2 showed [each others] 1*/2 pictures to the principal. b. [ NP aks--ye hamdiga 1*/2-ro] Moallem- 1 fekr mi-kon-an [ CP ke [ TP bachche-h 2 [ VP be picture-PL-EZ each-other 1*/2-R teacher-PL1 thought HAB-do-3 PL that child-PL2 to modir neshun dd-an]]]] modir sign gave-3 PL Now, referring to the interaction of Binding Theory and Movement in English Wh-movement and Japanese scrambling that we have discussed in the class, discuss whether the scrambling in Persian can be analyzed as Movement operation like English Wh-movement or Japanese Scrambling. In so doing explicitly show the similarities between Persian Scrambling illustrated in (3) and, Wh-movement in English and Japanese....
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