Resumption and Island-Hood in Hausa

  • Berthold Crysmann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7395)


In this paper, I shall discuss the status of Hausa resumptive pronouns. I shall argue that the asymmetry between island-sensitive wh-extraction and island-insensitive relativisation is best captured at the filler site, rather than at the gap site. The analysis proposed here builds crucially on recent HPSG work on island-insensitive rightward movement, arguing in favour of anaphoric processes within a theory of extraction.


Relative Clause Indirect Object CSLI Publication Rightward Movement Null Subject 
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  • Berthold Crysmann
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  1. 1.Universität BonnBonnGermany

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