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1st Edition

The Syntax and Semantics of Wh-Constructions

ISBN 9781138200968
Published March 27, 2018 by Routledge
196 Pages

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Book Description

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

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