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dc.contributor.authorKarpacheva, Olga
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-21T19:55:22Z
dc.date.available2016-06-21T19:55:22Z
dc.date.issued1998-01
dc.identifier.citationKarpacheva, O. (1998). On superiority effects in Russian. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 20(Winter), 29-48.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2371-2643
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/51420
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I argue that Russian is a [-multiply filled Spec,CP] language: in Russian multiple wh-questions only one wh-word appears in Spec,CP, the rest are adjoined to IP. However, unlike other [-multiply filled Spec,CP] languages, Russian exhibits Superiority effects, which, according to Rudin (1988) are characteristic of [+multiply filled Spec,CP] languages, but not of [multiply filled Spec,CP] ones. I show that, given a few assumptions, the Russian data can be accounted for by the Weak Crossover Principle which was used by Hornstein (1995) to explain Superiority effects in a number of languages. To the extent that the analysis is successful, it provides evidence that a [-multiply filled Spec,CP] language can be subject to the Superiority Condition.en_US
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.subjectLinguisticsen_US
dc.subjectRussian languageen_US
dc.subjectSyntaxen_US
dc.subjectDistinctive features (Linguistics)en_US
dc.titleOn superiority effects in Russianen_US
dc.typejournal article
dc.description.refereedYesen_US
dc.publisher.facultyArtsen_US
dc.publisher.departmentLinguisticsen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/28944


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