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Sentential Word Order and the Syntax of Question Particles

Bailey, Laura R. (2010) Sentential Word Order and the Syntax of Question Particles. Newcastle Working Papers in Linguistics, 16 (1). pp. 23-43. ISSN 2041 -1057.

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Abstract

Polar question particles in languages with VO word order pose a problem for the otherwise robust Final-Over-Final Constraint, which rules out a head-final phrase immediately dominating a head-initial phrase (Holmberg 2000). This paper offers a description of these particles and the constraint, and offers data supporting the hypothesis that these final particles are different from their initial counterparts in a fundamental way.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: syntax, typology, word order, Final-Over-Final Constraint, polar question, question particle,
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > English Language and Linguistics
Depositing User: Laura Bailey
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2014 17:09 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42737 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bailey, Laura R.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3359-9630
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