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Mayfest 2005: WH-Fest

Mayfest is a workshop that brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines and perspectives to discuss fundamental issues in linguistics. Over the course of two days, participants engage in talks and discussion sessions to stimulate new insights and collaboration.


  • Norvin Richards, The Agreement sequence for successive-cyclic movement in Tagalog and English
  • Hajime Hoji, Scrambling, PF and LF adjunction, and null operator movement in Japanese
  • Colin Phillips, A real-time perspective on locality of wh-movement
  • Željko Bošković, On the locality and driving force of wh-movement
  • Grant Goodall, Deviation from canonical word order in wh-questions
  • Joseph Aoun and Audrey Li, The syntax and interpretation of pronominals
  • Arthur Stepanov, The Hows and Whys of How and Why: Merger and licensing of wh-adjuncts
  • Ileana Comorovski, Specificational Wh-questions
  • Ivano Caponigro, Free relatives or what the semantic investigation of non-interrogative wh-constructions cross-linguistically can tell us about the meaning of wh-words
  • Barbara Citko, Does Across-the-Board Left Branch Extraction (ATB LBE) Exist?
  • Marcel den Dikken, Back to hell—Further thoughts on wh-the-hell and its repercussions for the syntax of wh-questions