Published by:
Deanship of Scientific Research
Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Amman, Jordan

ISSN (Print Version): 1684-0615

ISSN (Online Version): 2616-2814

Multiple Wh-Question in Arabic


Volume 5, Issue No 1, 1997

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Pages: 105 - 135


Abstract


The main concern of this paper is to investigate the syntactic properties of multiple wh-Questions in Arabic. An adequate account for handling this important phenomenon in the grammar mi Archie ‘Will be proposed, It will be shown that in addition to S-structure and D- structure, Arabic possesses a third level of representation, that is, logical form (LF). It will be argued that while wh-movement at S- structure is a substitution process, at LF it is an adjunction process. It will also be demonstrated that the Empty Category Principle at LF plays a crucial role in explaining the well - formedness conditions placed on the generation and movement of multiple wh-questions in Arabic.


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Wh-Question - Arabic.

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