WH-question

WH-ques•tion

or wh-ques•tion

(ˈdʌb əl yuˈeɪtʃˌkwɛs tʃən)

n.
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?
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Translations

wh-question

n
Frage, die mit einem wh-Wort beginnt
(Ling) → Ergänzungsfrage f
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All in all, partial wh-movement appears to be the construction employed in most cases when a complex wh-question is formed in Estonian.
Focusing then on (2a), this is an object-topicalization structure in English, and (2b) is an object wh-question.
A wh-question graphic organizer (Bethune & Wood, 2013) focused on improving participants' comprehension of wh- questions (e.g., who, where, what).
WH-question:--These are clauses that ask questions using any of the interrogative words like who, whom, whose, what, when, where, how and why.
90), misunderstood Aristotle's interrogative procedure, since "restricting oneself to yes-or-no questions does not exclude us from any particular type of inquiry be it factual or mathematical," and such explains "why Socrates was able to operate by means of yes-or-no questions, as he typically did, even though he was interested in questions which are most appropriately queried by a wh-question" (p.
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.
Are you going to tell him about 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?
The third point of difference between the two wh-question types concerns their syntactic structure.
Interrogative sentences are of two kinds: a yes/no question expresses a proposal, and a wh-question expresses prohibition.
If QuP is specified [-wh], the wh word will not be interpreted as a wh-question word, but as an indefinite pronoun.
Among their topics are literal and enriched meaning of sentences with weak definites and bare singulars, the processing of secondary meaning: an experimental comparison of focus and modal particles in wh-questions, whether a so-called "beach" is a beach: an empirically based analysis of secondary content induced by ironic name use, why the meaning of discourse particles is separated from focus-background structure, and interpretations of the embedded expressive motto in Japanese: varieties of meaning and projectivity.