The syntax and semantics of optional wh-movement: The case of Egyptian Arabic

Boutheina Lassadi
In forming wh-questions, Egyptian Arabic (EA) exhibits apparent optional wh-movement whereby both options of fronting the wh-phrase or leaving it in situ are possible. I argue in this dissertation that optionality in EA wh-question formation does not contradict minimalist assumptions since the two options of fronting or leaving the wh-phrase in situ correspond to two different derivations that have two different syntactic structures and two different semantic interpretations. As a consequence, I do not adopt...
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