Multiple Wh-Fronting

@article{Grewendorf2001MultipleW,
  title={Multiple Wh-Fronting},
  author={Gnther Grewendorf},
  journal={Linguistic Inquiry},
  year={2001},
  volume={32},
  pages={87-122}
}
This article argues that overt multiple wh-fronting in languages like Bulgarian consists of moving a single wh-cluster to [Spec, CP]. The formation of wh-clusters is motivated by the assumption that wh-elements can act as landing sites for wh-movement due to morphological properties of wh-words. I further argue that languages such as Japanese constitute covert instances of this process of wh-cluster formation, accounting for intricate constraints on multiple wh-questions such as the so-called… Expand
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