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The Syntax and Semantics of Wh-Constructions

1st Edition

By Paul Hirschbühler


196 pages

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This title, first published in 1985, provides a detailed analysis of aspects of the semantics and the syntax of some wh-constructions. The first part of the book deals with the semantics of questions, whilst the other part discusses the syntax of que and quoi (what) in questions in French and the syntax of free relatives in French and other languages. This title will be of interest to students of language and linguistics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Semantics of Questions 3. Multiple Questions 4. Karttunen’s Analysis of Questions 5. Iterated Multiple Questions and Scope Ambiguities 6. The Alternation between Quoi and Que in Questions in French 7. Free Relatives 8. Conclusion; Bibliography

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Syntax

This set reissues 22 books on syntax, originally published between 1971 and 1994. Together, the volumes cover key topics within the larger subject of syntax, including reflexivization, morphology and syntactical theory. Written by an international set of scholars, particular volumes focus on languages such as French and Spanish, whilst other volumes are devoted specifically to syntax in the English language. This collection provides insight and perspective on various elements of syntax over a period of over 20 years and demonstrates its enduring importance as a field of research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax