Against Partial WH-Movement in Russian
Russian is often mentioned among languages that exhibit partial wh-movement. This paper explores properties of a Russian construction that is claimed to instantiate partial wh-movement with a scope marker. I then show that (i) Russian does not have real partial movement, (ii) that this is not the same case as in German, where integrated parentheticals resemble partial movement, and (iii) that the Russian construction is a full-fledged parenthetical and has to be treated appropriately.
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