Sluicing in Tagalog: Strategies and Implications


Borise L. Sluicing in Tagalog: Strategies and Implications. Proceedings of Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA) 22, 15-30. 2016.
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This paper reconsiders the approach to Tagalog sluicing developed in Kaufman & Paul (2006) and Kaufman (2006), and puts forward an alternative analysis. I propose that Tagalog has two distinct strategies for sluicing that follow the two wh-question formation strategies available in the language: pseudoclefts for argument wh-questions, and wh-movement for adjunct wh-questions. Such a bifurcation is problematic for the traditional approaches to sluicing. I therefore propose that the Tagalog data discussed here provides support for the Unconstrained Pseudosluicing Hypothesis as argued for in Barros (2014).

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