Multiple Wh-Fronting

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| Harvard University
| University of Cologne
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Typological differences in the formation of multiple Wh-questions are well-known. One option is fronting all Wh-phrases to the sentence periphery. The contributions to this volume all explore this option from a number of perspectives. Topics covered include finer investigations of the “classic” multiple Wh-fronting languages (such as the South Slavic languages Bulgarian and Serbo-Croatian), extensions to less well studied languages (Basque, Malagasy, Persian, Yiddish), explorations for languages that don’t obviously fall into this category (German, Hungarian), peripheral effects (optionality of fronting, Superiority vs. Anti-Superiority etc.), interface issues (with semantics, pragmatics, and phonology), and simply theoretical approaches aiming to capture the mechanisms involved in multiple Wh-fronting strategies. The theoretical framework adopted throughout is the Minimalist Program, viewed from different angles. This volume brings together some of the leading experts on the syntax of Wh-questions and offers up-to-date analyses of the topic. It will be indispensable for scholars investigating multiple Wh-questions, and will find an appropriate audience in advanced students and faculty alike.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 64]  2003.  ix, 289 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii
List of contributors
viii
Introduction
Cedric Boeckx and Kleanthes K. Grohmann
1–15
Symmetries and asymmetries in multiple checking
Cedric Boeckx
17–26
On wh-islands and obligatory wh-movement contexts in South Slavic
Željko Bošković
27–50
On the nature of multiple fronting in Yiddish
Molly Diesing
51–76
On the morphosyntax of wh-movement
Marcel den Dikken
77–98
German is a multiple wh-fronting language!
Kleanthes K. Grohmann
99–130
Deriving Anti-Superiority effects: Multiple wh-questions in Japanese and Korean
Youngmi Jeong
131–140
Conjoined questions in Hungarian
Anikó Lipták
141–160
Persian wh-riddles
Ahmad R. Lotfi
161–186
Non-wh-fronting in Basque
Lara Reglero
187–227
Malagasy as an optional multiple wh-fronting language
Joachim Sabel
229–254
Multiple wh-fronting in Serbo-Croatian matrix questions and the matrix sluicing construction
Sandra Stjepanović
255–284
Index
285–289
“This book as a whole is an exciting contribution to a rapidly expanding field. Taken together, the papers deepen and enrich our understanding of multiple questions and of the syntax of wh-movement constructions, both in particular languages and universally. The editors and authors are to be congratulated on an unusually valuable collectons.”
“The book is interesting in that it provides a large amount of empirical data on multiple wh-fronting including widely discussed languages, such as Bulgarian, Serbo-Croatian and Hungarian, as well as less studied languages such as Basque, Malagasy, Persian, Yiddish. Those who do research in the area find a number of cross-linguistic facts.”
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2003052267