Tanya Bondarenko
Harvard University

5. Wednesday, January 17, 2024: "Getting by without movement: cross-clausal dependencies in Georgian"

Tanya Bondarenko (Harvard University)
In this talk I show that there are three strategies of forming long-distant wh-dependencies in Georgian: (i) a scope-marking construction, (ii) a prolepsis + gap construction, (iii) a prolepsis + wh-doubling construction. I argue that none of the three strategies involve an actual movement dependency, and make a proposal about how these structures get interpretations of long-distant questions. One question that arises is why long-distance wh-movement is impossible in Georgian. I speculate about this at the end of the talk, comparing several possible alternatives (Relativized Minimality, Antilocality, Horizons).