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Unformatted text preview: Wh-Q ?*WHO BILL FEEL [ CP [ IP JOHN LIKE trace ]] Wh-Q WHO BILL THINK [ IP JOHN LIKE trace ] Hypothesis: In ASL: FEEL takes a CP complement THINK takes an IP complement Another principle with ASL: Adjunction only to embedded IP Two classes of verbs: topic BILL FEEL [ CP [ IP MARY [JOHN LIKE trace ]]] topic *BILL THINK [ IP MARY [JOHN LIKE trace ]] Hypothesis supported: Since FEEL takes a CP complement, embedded topicalization is possible. Since THINK takes an IP complement, embedded topicalization is impossible. Review: Leading Ideas 1. UG is modality independent. 2. Language is a symbolic system 3. Human language is compositional. 4. Properties of language and non-linguistic cognitive behavior sometimes correlate....
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- Fall '09