or wh-ques•tion

(ˈdʌb əl yuˈeɪtʃˌkwɛs tʃən)

a question containing a WH-word, typically in initial position, and calling for an item of information to be supplied, as Where do you live?


Frage, die mit einem wh-Wort beginnt
(Ling) → Ergänzungsfrage f
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The wh-element is an important item in the structure of a wh-question since it functions as the theme and also serves as the element requesting the information from the hearer.
From the above, it could be seen that inasmuch as wh-question seeks information and clarification, as shown on the surface level with the examples above, power is entrenched within the clause system.
In a multiple wh-question, Lasnik and Saito (1984) argue, the overtly raised wh-item prevents the other wh-item, covertly raised and adjoined outside it, from antecedent-governing its trace.
In order to test for superiority, we tested twenty-six different multiple wh-question structures, hoping thus to establish whether German has such an effect, and if so, which combinations of grammatical functions as wh-items would trigger it.
Also, an elaborated answer to a two-choice question showed up when parents tagged it onto a wh-question; they used the wh-question part of the turn to set up the two-choice question, as in: "What was the favorite thing you did on your trip?
However, correlations between tenor and child initiative after wh-questions (r = -.
Moreover, she posits that in languages with in-situ wh-words, a wh-question always has a typing particle in the [C.
If QuP is specified [-wh], the wh word will not be interpreted as a wh-question word, but as an indefinite pronoun.
From usage to verbs, compositional implications of Arabic language, and social issues such as women and politeness in Egyptian talk shows and issues of wh-questions in Egyptian Arabic, this provides a powerful and scholarly analysis that delves beyond usage into the sociology and politics of the Arabic language.
Many of these questions are wh-questions (who, where, why) as differentiated from mothers' preference for yes/no questions.
Lillo-Martin reports on her research in "Early and late in language acquisition: aspects of the syntax and acquisition of Wh-questions in American Sign Language" (p.