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LINGUIST List 23.4670

Wed Nov 07 2012

Books: Syntax, Semantics and Acquisition of Multiple Interrogatives: Grebenyova

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 06-Nov-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Syntax, Semantics and Acquisition of Multiple Interrogatives: Grebenyova
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Title: Syntax, Semantics and Acquisition of Multiple Interrogatives
Subtitle: Who wants what?
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 195

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
http://www.benjamins.com/


Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/la.195


Author: Lydia Grebenyova

Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273369 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273369 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273369 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255785 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255785 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255785 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00


Abstract:

Multiple interrogatives, questions with multiple wh-phrases (e.g. 'Who bought what?'), have long presented analytical challenges for linguistic theory. This monograph presents a new theoretical and experimental study of this construction. The theoretical findings concern the interaction between superiority effects, subject-auxiliary inversion, and the distribution of pair-list and single-pair readings cross-linguistically. The author examines multiple interrogatives under sluicing (i.e. clausal ellipsis), presenting new arguments for the deletion analysis of sluicing. The author also reports the results of several experimental studies on how children acquire the language-specific properties of multiple interrogatives in English, Russian, and Malayalam. The results suggest a correlation between the acquisition of multiple interrogatives and the acquisition of contrastive focus, which has been independently motivated in the syntactic literature. The monograph will be of interest to linguists concerned with syntax, semantics, and language acquisition, as well as readers who are interested in a comprehensive theory of language in general.



Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Semantics
Syntax


Written In: English (eng)

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