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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. (KAR id:42737)

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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: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Laura Bailey
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2014 17:09 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:17 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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