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Word order and the syntax of question particles

Bailey, Laura R. (2015) Word order and the syntax of question particles. In: Hancil, Sylvie and Haselow, Alexander and Post, Margje, eds. Final Particles. Trends in Linguistics Studies and Monographs . De Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 407-426. ISBN 978-3-11-037557-2. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Polar question particles may appear in various positions in the clause, usually initially or finally. When clause-final and co-occurring with verb-object word order, they violate an apparently valid linguistic universal, the Final-Over-Final Constraint. I consider the status of such particles, providing information about their distribution, before arguing that they may be analysed as either disjunction, heading an elided disjunctive clause, or as optional elements which are not obligatory ‘clause-typers’ but rather add some further, pragmatic information.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: polar question particle, linguistic universal, disjunction, syntax, interrogative, question, asymmetry, Final-Over-Final Constraint, word order, complementiser,
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: 02 Apr 2015 10:40 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:23 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/47827 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bailey, Laura R.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3359-9630
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