On the D-linked character of genitive interrogatives in Iraqi Arabic

Laura Andreea Sterian

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


This paper focuses on genitive interrogatives in Iraqi Arabic. I argue that these constructions are inherently D-linked (Discourse-Linked). Similarly to D-linked interrogatives, when genitive interrogatives appear in content questions in which both the resumptive strategy and the gap strategy are possible, the genitive interrogatives have a D-N structure when the gap strategy is employed and a D-φ-N structure when the resumptive strategy is employed. I then propose the following hypothesis: what defines D-linking is the presence of a domain restriction in the form of an overt noun.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-234
JournalCanadian Journal of Linguistics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2014


Dive into the research topics of 'On the D-linked character of genitive interrogatives in Iraqi Arabic'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this