Louise Mycock visited the Kempelen Farkas Speech Research Laboratory of the Research Institute
The research undertaken at the laboratory will contribute to her PhD thesis The Typology of Constituent Questions: A Lexical Functional Grammar Analysis of ‘Wh’-Questions to be completed in 2006 at the University of Manchester under the supervision of Professor Nigel Vincent. This work will represent the first typology of constituent question formation strategies found in the world’s languages presented within the non-derivational framework of Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG). In the thesis, a movement analysis of constituent questions is rejected. It is argued that the prosodic and/or syntactic focusing of question phrases is crucial to the formation of constituent questions cross-linguistically and that, by treating different structural levels as equal, LFG’s parallel architecture is best suited to capturing the cross-linguistic features of and systematic differences between constituent question formation strategies.
(in press) 'Wh