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Query Details


Query Subject:   Parenthetical 'what'
Author:   Yordanka Kavalova
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis
Syntax

Query:   Dear linguists,

I'm a PhD student and work on parentheticals in English. I'm currently
looking into parenthetical 'what' and was wondering if any of you is aware
of any previous publications/research carried out on that particular
parenthetical.

What I mean by parenthetical 'what' is illustrated in (1) and (2):

1. And I know it rhymes with The Terminator which was a big movie *what*
ten years ago. (from American Pie II)
2. These [the paintings] are huge, they are between *what* six and seven
feet long. (Fiona Bruce, BBC1, Crimewatch UK, 28 Oct 2004)

Thank you very much in advance for your cooperation. I will summarise and
post all relevant information on the LinguistList.

Kind regards,
Yordanka
LL Issue: 15.3362
Date posted: 01-Dec-2004



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