WH question

WH question

n
(Linguistics) a question in English to which an appropriate answer is to give information rather than to answer "yes" or "no": typically introduced by the word who, which, what, where, when, or how. Also called: information question
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We may summarize the difference in predictions thus: the categorical account type requires that a particular wh-item in situ in a multiple wh question will either be possible or impossible; for example, indirect objects will or will not be acceptable in situ.
It is a well-known fact that a focus in the answer correlates (ideally) (24) with a wh word in the preceding wh question.
He thinks of a wh question as a completive focusing construction (a notion originating from Dik et al.
Von Stechow and Uhmann (1986) interpret representations such as (13) as focus ambiguities; each F-marking represents a particular reading that the sentence may have in the context of an appropriate wh question.
62) is a focused wh question, which corresponds to a focused answer in Akan; (63) is a possible reply to (62).
However, our informants admit that there is a slight feeling of indefiniteness in a wh question with ma.
This excludes wh questions, intonation-marked yes-no questions, and so-called disjunctive questions.
We want professionals to be able to answer all WH questions," added Lachapelle.
Then I go back to the first page and write the questions--usually WH questions, but sometimes a yes/no question.
Nott discusses different ways of asking questions, word order in Yes/No questions, WH words in French and English (in the form of a table), word order in WH questions, indirect questions, and the use of 'comme', 'comment', and 'combien' in direct and indirect questions.
It is of interest that, if a choice-function analysis for wh expressions is taken as providing a semantics of wh questions as a restriction on possible substituends provided by the answer, then it stands in a similar but converse relation to a choice-function analysis of indefinites that definite noun phrases do.
Moreover, all children had severe problems producing grammatical wh questions and complement clauses.