Focus structure and the interpretation of multiple questions

@inproceedings{Surnyi2007FocusSA,
  title={Focus structure and the interpretation of multiple questions},
  author={B. Sur{\'a}nyi},
  year={2007}
}
The view that multiple movements are necessary and sufficient for a pair list reading to obtain is developed, and is shown to extend to three typologically unrelated languages, Hungarian, Serbo-Croatian and Japanese, once the focus structure of their multiple wh-interrogatives is taken into account. Within a functional approach to multiple questions, a particular combination of the movement and non-movement accounts of wh-in-situ is advocated, along two dimensions. First, wh-in-situ is… Expand
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