On multiple questions and multiple WH fronting

@article{Rudin1988OnMQ,
  title={On multiple questions and multiple WH fronting},
  author={Catherine Rudin},
  journal={Natural Language \& Linguistic Theory},
  year={1988},
  volume={6},
  pages={445-501}
}
  • C. Rudin
  • Published 1988
  • History
  • Natural Language & Linguistic Theory
Concluding SummaryMy goals in this article have been to describe two types of multiple-Wh-fronting languages and to integrate them into a general typology of Wh-movement and multiple-Wh-constructions. In the first part of the article I demonstrated that in spite of their superficial similarity, the East European languages which normally place all Wh-words at the beginning of the clause fall into two distinct groups with different structures for multiple-Wh-constructions. One group, which… Expand
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