Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

The Language Hoax

By John H. McWhorter

The Language Hoax "argues that that all humans process life the same way, regardless of their language."


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Language and Development in Africa

By H. Ekkehard Wolff

Language and Development in Africa "discusses the resourcefulness of languages, both local and global, in view of the ongoing transformation of African societies as much as for economic development.. "


The LINGUIST List is dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis, and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world. LINGUIST is a free resource, run by linguistics students and faculty, and supported primarily by your donations. Please support LINGUIST List during the 2016 Fund Drive.

Summary Details


Query:   Wh-questions in Arabic
Author:  O L Zavitnevich
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Syntax

Language Family:   Arabic

Summary:   FOR QUERY: LINGUIST 12.1699

EARLIER THIS MONTH I POSTED A QUESTION ABOUT THE FORMATION OF WH-QUESTIONS
IN ARABIC AND ARABIC DIALECTS. I AM VERY GRATEFUL TO ALL WHO
REPLLIED TO MY QUERY. HERE IS THE SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION THAT I GOT:

IN MODERN STANDARD ARABIC THE QUESTION WORD APPEARS SENTENCE INITIALLY
(TO THE RIGHT OF THE SENTENCE):

LL Issue: 12.1825
Date Posted: 16-Jul-2001
Original Query: Read original query