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ERIC Number: ED285403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 66
Abstractor: N/A
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On Multiple Questions and Multiple WH Fronting.
Rudin, Catherine
An analysis of languages with multiple fronting of WH words (who, what, whom, etc.) looks in detail at Polish, Serbo-Croatian, Czech, Bulgarian (Slavic languages), and Romanian (a Romance language). In spite of their superficial similarity, the Slavic and East European languages that normally put all WH words at the beginning of clauses fall into two distinct groups with different structures for multiple WH constructions. This difference in sentence structure accounts for the following systematic differences: extraction possibilities for multiple WH words; island effects; clitic position and occurrence of parentheticals and other material within the fronted WH-word sequence; and strictness of word order in multiple WH constructions in the two types of languages. The analysis also attempts to locate these two types within the broader range or typology of possible structures for multiple questions. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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