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Essays on the Representational and Derivational Nature of Grammar: The Diversity of Wh-Constructions (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs) Joseph Aoun

Essays on the Representational and Derivational Nature of Grammar: The Diversity of Wh-Constructions (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs)

Joseph Aoun

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This book can be read on two levels: as a novel empirical study of wh- interrogativesand relative constructions in a variety of languages and as a theoretical investigation of chainformation in grammar.The book is divided into two parts. Part IMoreThis book can be read on two levels: as a novel empirical study of wh- interrogativesand relative constructions in a variety of languages and as a theoretical investigation of chainformation in grammar.The book is divided into two parts. Part I investigates the distribution andinterpretation of multiple wh- interrogative constructions, focusing on the workings of Superiority.Part II investigates the structure and derivation of relative constructions. The main languagesdiscussed are Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, and English. The theoretical materials are in thegenerative grammar tradition.