Genitive interrogatives as inherently D-linked content questions: evidence from Iraqi Arabic. In Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association

Laura Sterian

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Abstract

In this paper, I document a parallel between genitive interrogatives and D-linked
content questions in Iraqi Arabic. In particular, I argue that genitive
interrogatives are inherently D-linked and I explore the nature of this D-linking
property. I first introduce the problem, the proposed analysis and its
consequences (§1). I then consider in greater detail how genitive interrogatives
differ from bare interrogatives and instead parallel D-linked content questions
(§2). I argue that the property that ties together genitive and D-linked
interrogatives is the fact that they both have an overt domain restriction (§3).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGenitive interrogatives as inherently D-linked content questions: evidence from Iraqi Arabic.
Subtitle of host publicationIn Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association
PublisherThe Canadian Linguistic Association
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)0008-4131
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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