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:hebis:30-1112676
URL:http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/publications/isis09_2kitagawa.pdf
Parent Title (German):Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Prosody, Syntax, and Information Structure (WPSI 2) / Ishihara, Shinichiro (ed.) ; Working Papers of the SFB 632, Interdisciplinary studies on information structure (ISIS) ; Vol. 9
Publisher:Univ.-Verl.
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2008/11/10
Year of first Publication:2007
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2008/11/10
Tag:(implicit) prosody; Wh-question; focus; information structure; processing
Page Number:39
First Page:29
Last Page:64
Note:
in: S. Ishihara / S. Jannedy / A. Schwarz : Working Papers of the SFB 632, Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure (ISIS), 9, 2007, S. 29-64
Source:http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/publications/isis09_2kitagawa.pdf ; (in:) S. Ishihara / S. Jannedy / A. Schwarz : Working Papers of the SFB 632, Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure (ISIS), 9, 2007, S. 29-64
HeBIS-PPN:208366547
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht