Embedded Questions and Concealed Relative Questions in Hausa and Akan

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dc.contributor.author Zimmermann, Malte
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-17T11:19:21Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-17T11:19:21Z
dc.date.issued 2018-07-16
dc.identifier.other 50772013X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/83114
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-831143 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-24505
dc.description.abstract The central goal of this paper is to instigate cross-linguistic research on the interpretation of embedded interrogatives and concealed relative clauses. The empirical focus is on the West African languages Hausa and Akan, which prominently employ relativized DPs for expressing embedded questions. The paper first discusses the different ways for interpreting and analyzing embedded wh-interrogatives: interpretations vary from strong exhaustive via intermediate and weak exhaustive to non-exhaustive. We will then present data on concealed relative questions in Hausa and Akan, focusing on the issues of how such structures are compositionally interpreted, and how they behave in terms of (non-) exhaustivity. Drawing on existing analyses of concealed and interrogative questions in English, we tentatively propose two formal analyses for concealed relative questions in the two languages discussed. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_mit_pod.php?la=de de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_mit_pod.php?la=en en
dc.subject.classification Linguistik , Semantik , Feldforschung , Ga-Sprache , Kwa-Sprachen , Niger-Kongo-Sprachen de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 400 de_DE
dc.subject.other Linguistics en
dc.subject.other Semantics en
dc.subject.other Tschadische Sprachen de_DE
dc.subject.other Fieldwork en
dc.subject.other Chadic en
dc.subject.other Afro-Asiatic en
dc.subject.other Kwa en
dc.subject.other Niger-Congo en
dc.title Embedded Questions and Concealed Relative Questions in Hausa and Akan en
dc.type ConferencePaper de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 9 Sonstige / Externe de_DE
utue.opus.portal triplea4 de_DE


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