Multiple Wh-Fronting

Cedric Boeckx | Harvard University
ORCID logoKleanthes K. Grohmann | University of Cologne
ISBN 9789027227874 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781588114198 (USA) | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027296467 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
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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.
Publishing status: Available
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“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.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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