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Books: Generative Linguistics: Boeckx, Grohmann (eds)

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  1. paul, Multiple Wh-Fronting: Boeckx, Grohmann (eds)

Message 1: Multiple Wh-Fronting: Boeckx, Grohmann (eds)

Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 15:39:48 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Multiple Wh-Fronting: Boeckx, Grohmann (eds)

Title: Multiple Wh-Fronting
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 64
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
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Editor: Cedric Boeckx, Harvard University 
Editor: Kleanthes K. Grohmann, University of Cologne 

Hardback: ISBN: 902722787X, Pages: x, 292 pp., Price: EUR 125.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588114198, Pages: x, 292 pp., Price: USD 125.00


Typological differences in the formation of multiple Wh-questions are
well-known. One option is fronting all Wh-phrases to the sentence
periphery. The contributions to this volume all explore this option
from a number of perspectives. Topics covered include finer
investigations of the "classic" multiple Wh-fronting languages (such
as the South Slavic languages Bulgarian and Serbo-Croatian),
extensions to less well studied languages (Basque, Malagasy, Persian,
Yiddish), explorations for languages that don't obviously fall into
this category (German, Hungarian), peripheral effects (optionality of
fronting, Superiority vs. Anti-Superiority etc.), interface issues
(with semantics, pragmatics, and phonology), and simply theoretical
approaches aiming to capture the mechanisms involved in multiple
Wh-fronting strategies. The theoretical framework adopted throughout
is the Minimalist Program, viewed from different angles. This volume
brings together some of the leading experts on the syntax of
Wh-questions and offers up-to-date analyses of the topic. It will be
indispensable for scholars investigating multiple Wh -questions, and
will find an appropriate audience in advanced students and faculty

Table of contents

Acknowledgements vii 
List of contributors viii 
 Cedric Boeckx and Kleanthes K. Grohmann 1-15 
Symmetries and asymmetries in multiple checking 
 Cedric Boeckx 17-26 
On wh-islands and obligatory wh-movement contexts in South Slavic 
 Zeljko Boskovic 27-50 
On the nature of multiple fronting in Yiddish 
 Molly Diesing 51-76 
On the morphosyntax of wh-movement 
 Marcel den Dikken 77-98 
German is a multiple wh-fronting language! 
 Kleanthes K. Grohmann 99-130 
Deriving Anti-Superiority effects: Multiple wh-questions in Japanese
 and Korean
 Youngmi Jeong 131-140 
Conjoined questions in Hungarian 
 Anik� Lipt�k 141-160 
Persian wh-riddles 
 Ahmad R. Lotfi 161-186 
Non-wh-fronting in Basque 
 Lara Reglero 187-227 
Malagasy as an optional multiple wh-fronting language 
 Joachim Sabel 229-254 
Multiple wh-fronting in Serbo-Croatian matrix questions and the matrix
 sluicing construction
 Sandra Stjepanovic 255-284 
Index 285-289

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