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When we fail to question in Japanese

  • When we pay close attention to the prosody of Wh-questions in Japanese, we discover many novel and interesting empirical puzzles that would require us to devise a much finer syntactic component of grammar. This paper addresses the issues that pose some problems to such an elaborated grammar, and offers solutions, making an appeal to the information structure and sentence processing involved in the interpretation of interrogative and focus constructions.

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Author:Yoshihisa Kitagawa
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-24481
ISSN:1866-4725 (online)
ISSN:1614-4708 (print)
Parent Title (German):Interdisciplinary studies on information structure : ISIS ; working papers of the SFB 632
Publisher:Universitätsverlag Potsdam
Place of publication:Potsdam
Editor:Shinichiro Ishihara, Svetlana Petrova, Anne Schwarz
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2007
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2008/10/21
Tag:(implicit) prosody; Wh-question; focus; information structure; processing
Volume:9
First Page:29
Last Page:64
Source:Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Prosody, Syntax, and Information Structure (WPSI 2). - Potsdam : Univ.-Verl., 2007. - S. 29 - 64. - (Interdisciplinary studies on information structure ; 9)
RVK - Regensburg Classification:ER 300
Organizational units:Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Linguistik / Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
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Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / Interdisciplinary studies on information structure : ISIS ; working papers of the SFB 632, ISSN 1866-4725 / ISIS (2007) 09
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht
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Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Prosody, Syntax, and Information Structure (WPSI 2). -Potsdam : Univ.-Verl., 2007 - 118 S.(Interdisciplinary studies on information structure ; 9)
ISSN 1866-4725
URN: urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-22234