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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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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course CJUS 310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Indiana.
- Fall '09