Wh-Questions and Focus

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Abstract

It is not difficult to recognize why the wh-phrase of a question (from now on the wh-phrase) might be thought of as the focus of the question. If, for example, the focus is thought of as being the non-presupposed constituent of the sentence, then the wh-phrase could be seen to qualify for this status.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-149
Number of pages33
JournalLinguistics and Philosophy
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Linguistics and Language

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