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Therefore, the traces of the fronted elements in the examples above cannot be checked by the rule of N-feature assignment. e. a movement which is different from wh-movement. But note that under the standard account objects receive their case inside the VP through government. , Rizzi 1982). These assumptions pose a problem for Calabrese’s account (for more mation focus. Nevertheless, given the ungrammaticality of (i) and (ii) she suggests that there is a constraint which excludes two focused items in Italian regardless of their semantics.
With this respect wh-elements pattern with contrastively focused elements (compare 41c and 42b): (42) a. Che cosa ha fatto, Gianni? ’ b. *Chi che cosa ha fatto? ’ Second, contrastively focused elements and wh-phrases are mutually excluded. The following examples show that wh-phrases and focused constituents cannot occur in one and the same clause: WHAT IS POSSIBLE IN WHICH LANGUAGE? 35 (43) a. *Che cosa, A GIANNI hai detto? ’ b. *A GIANNI, che cosa hai detto? ’ To sum up, wh-phrases and contrastively focused elements display the same syntactic properties.
Both endo-government and adjacency have to be observed in the case of focused subjects (cf. 32b). This is shown by the contrast between (32b) and (32c). However, the wh-subject does not need to satisfy the endo-government requirement as (32a) shows. Moreover, satisfying the endo-government requirement is not enough for the licensing of wh-phrases in Italian (cf. example 87). To sum up, there is an obvious difference between the distributional pattern of wh-phrases in wh-questions and information focus in answers to whquestions.