Unique Focus: Languages without multiple wh-questions

  title={Unique Focus: Languages without multiple wh-questions},
  author={Marina G. Stoyanova},
  • Marina G. Stoyanova
  • Published 2008
  • Computer Science
  • This monograph focuses on an interesting typological property shared by four languages: the ungrammaticality of multiple wh-questions in Irish, Berber, Italian and Somali. It contains a broad discussion of data related to the grammar of wh-questions, a comparative analysis of wh-constructions in the four languages, and a theoretical account for the observed phenomenon. The analysis is based on the minimalist syntax theory as developed by Chomsky since 1995. It takes up the standard assumption… CONTINUE READING

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