Partial Wh-Movement and The Typology of Wh-Questions

  title={Partial Wh-Movement and The Typology of Wh-Questions},
  author={Joachim Sabel},
In this paper, I analyze aspects of wh-question formation in typologically different languages. I discuss languages such as German, where wh-movement (of a single wh-phrase) to a scopal Spec CP position applies overtly (i.e., the full whmovement construction), and languages like Duala and Kikuyu, in which a whelement may either be left in situ or moved to the scopal position where the wh-phrase is interpreted. In addition, I present an analysis of the so-called partial wh-movement construction… CONTINUE READING