Syntax, Semantics and Acquisition of Multiple Interrogatives

Syntax, Semantics and Acquisition of Multiple Interrogatives

Who Wants What?

eBook - 2012
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Multiple interrogatives, questions with multiple wh-phrases (e.g. Who bought what?), have long presented analytical challenges for linguistic theory. This monograph presents a new theoretical and experimental study of this construction. The theoretical findings concern the interaction between superiority effects, subject-auxiliary inversion, and the distribution of pair-list and single-pair readings cross-linguistically. The author examines multiple interrogatives under sluicing (i.e. clausal ellipsis), presenting new arguments for the deletion analysis of sluicing. The author also reports the.
Publisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins, 2012
ISBN: 9789027273369
9027273367
9789027255785
9027255784
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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