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The syntax and prosody of interrogatives: evidence from varieties spoken in northern Italy

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The vast majority of work on question formation examines interrogatives from the perspective of just one single component of grammar, usually the syntax or the prosody. The present dissertation offers a comprehensive account of question formation addressing both the syntax and the prosody of interrogatives and the interaction between these two components of grammar in signalling the question meaning of an utterance.

The present work examines question formation on the basis of four g...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Somerville College
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Comparative Philology and General Linguistics

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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:fae95d56-9fa0-48d5-af0d-7c629eed9c3e
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