[Lingtyp] literature on "wh-movement"/constituent interrogatives

Olga Zamaraeva olga.zamaraeva at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 22:12:33 UTC 2018

Dear Adam,

"Interrogative Investigations: The Form, Meaning, and Use of English
Interrogatives" (2000) by Ginzburg and Sag is an HPSG account. It does
discuss wh-questions in the broader context.


On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 2:48 PM Adam James Ross Tallman <
ajrtallman at utexas.edu> wrote:

> I'm looking at structural differences between constituent interrogative
> sentences and minimally contrastive non-interrogative counterparts. The
> vast majority of the literature is in the generative tradition under the
> guise of wh-movement. I was wondering whether anyone point me to functional
> and/or typological literature that stick closer to the surface?
> (Recommendations for particularly good literature in the generative
> tradition are also welcome)
> I'm especially interested in the issue of extracting constituent
> interrogatives out of subordinate clauses. The reason is that I am dealing
> with constructions that I think are indeterminate between monoclausal vs.
> biclausal analyses. I found out that they had restrictions on the type of
> constituent interrogatives they are compatible with and I am wondering
> whether this actually serves as an argument that they are biclausal.
> best,
> Adam
> --
> Adam J.R. Tallman
> Post-doc, University of Ottawa
> Investigador del Museo de Etnografía y Folklore, la Paz
> PhD, UT Austin
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