|제목||L2 Syntax-Semantics Interface of Wh-Questions|
This article reports the results from a truth-value judgement task that investigates Korean speakers interpretation of complex and ambiguous wh-questions in English to identify the role of first language knowledge and Universal Grammar (UG) in second language (L2) acquisition. I examine this in the context of strong crossover (SCO) configurations in English. The findings demonstrate that the SCO effect is operative at the advanced levels of acquisition but not at the intermediate levels of acquisition, supporting the Feature Reassembly Hypothesis (Ladiere, 2009). I interpret this as indicating that L2 knowledge of phenomena at the syntax-semantics interface is constrained by UG.