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On the structure of A-bar constructions in Dagbani: Perspectives of «wh»-questions and fragment answers
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On the structure of A-bar constructions in Dagbani: Perspectives of «wh»-questions and fragment answers

Samuel Alhassan Issah
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On the structure of A-bar constructions in Dagbani: Perspectives of «wh»-questions and fragment answers

Samuel Alhassan Issah
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This book provides an account of the structure of A-bar constructions, focusing on wh -questions and fragment answers in Dagbani, a Mabia (Gur) language spoken in Northern Ghana. It demonstrates that Dagbani wh -phrases occur in two distinct positions, ex-situ and in-situ, except for subject wh -phrases, which only occur in the former position. It provides a theoretical analysis of the distribution of the wh -phrases couched within minimalism (Chomsky 1995). Finally, the book gives an account of the structural correlation between wh -questions and their answers with the focus on the syntactic derivation of fragment answers. The author contends that the derivation of fragment answer involves two processes: A-bar movement together with PF-deletion

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Publisher
Peter Lang
Year
2020
ISBN
9783631825396
Topic
Personal Development
Subtopic
Writing & Presentation Skills
Edition
1

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