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Title: Wh-Scope Marking
Edited By: Uli Lutz
Gereon Müller
Arnim von Stechow
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 37

This volume is the first comprehensive overview of the syntax and semantics of wh-scope marking. Wh-scope marking constructions have recently received a lot of attention; their very existence and their intricate properties have important consequences for syntax, semantics, and the syntax-semantics interface (e.g., with respect to the wh-criterion, the wh-movement parameter, feature checking, the theory of locality, the interpretation of wh-phrases and why-chains, and the nature of LF). The fifteen contributions share the basic assumptions of the Chomskyan approach to syntax and the model-theoretic approach to semantics; they address a variety of languages (among them German, Hindi, Hungarian, English, Frisian, Kikuyu, and Malay). A recurrent theme in all articles is whether wh-scope marking should be analyzed in terms of a direct, indirect, or mixed dependency. The wealth of cross-linguistic empirical evidence and the theory-independent relevance of the conclusions should make this book the ultimate source of information on wh-scope marking for years to come.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556199945
ISBN-13: 9781556199943
Prices: U.S. $ 189
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027227586
ISBN-13: N/A
Prices: NLG 196.00