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The left periphery of multiple wh-questions in Slovenian
Petra Mišmaš, 2016, independent scientific component part or a chapter in a monograph

Abstract: In this paper I focus on multiple wh-questions in Slovenian and argue for an analysis in which wh-phrases move to the extended left periphery of the sentence. Assuming the Cartographic approach, I consider the order of wh-phrases in Slovenian multiple wh-questions, which was previously described as free, e.g. Golden (1997). While I confirm that the order of wh-phrases in the left periphery is generally free, I show that there are some exceptions, e.g. zakaj ‘why’ and kako ‘how’ tend to precede other wh-phrases. In addition, I show that the order of wh-phrases with respect to focus and topic phrases is free, but that one wh-phrase needs to appear in a clause initial position for a question to get a true wh-question reading. Based on this, I propose that the clause initial wh-phrase moves to the Interrogative Projection, in the sense of Rizzi (2001a), and the remaining wh-phrases to Wh-Projections. Crucially, because wh-movement is not restricted by a requirement on chains, cf. Krapova & Cinque (2005), the order of wh-phrases is free.
Found in: ključnih besedah
Keywords: wh-questions, multiple wh-fronting, left periphery, syntax, cartography, Slovenian
Published: 13.12.2016; Views: 3883; Downloads: 0
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Slovenian questions with short wh-movement and the low periphery
Petra Mišmaš, 2017, original scientific article

Found in: ključnih besedah
Keywords: wh-movement, wh-questions, topic phrase, focus phrase, wh-phrase, low periphery Slovenian, syntax, cartography
Published: 18.10.2017; Views: 3249; Downloads: 0
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