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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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Considering that more than half wh-questions begin with interrogatives and that certain factors prevent the interrogatives from occurring in the clause-initial position, Scharf points out that interrogatives either occur in situ or move to the initial position.
The paper investigates the strategies used in Jibbali, a Modern South Arabian language, for the formation of its wh-questions.
Ask plenty of wh-questions (who, which, how, why, etc.
Some studies used literal wh-questions that referred to textually explicit answers (Bethune & Wood, 2013; Stringfield et al.
Their topics include the functional approach to grammar, language and the flow of thought, the structure of events and the structure of language, the semantics of English causative constructions in a universal-typology perspective, patterns of experience in patterns of language, emergent grammar, syntactic constructions as prototype categories, and the acquisition of WH-questions and the mechanisms of language acquisition.
In order to investigate the acquisition of subject auxiliary inversion (SAl) 7 auxiliary and 10 wh-questions were included in this category.
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.
That first means that there must be an one-to-one correspondence between the structurally decomposed interrogativity between matrix and embedded wh-questions.
Wh-questions, unlike the yes/no type require detailed information on the question posed by the speaker.
The instrument covers grammatical functions such as tune assignment to simple statements, commands, wh-questions, exclamations, polar questions, polite requests, statements to be changed to questions; and attitudinal functions such as uttering surprises, showing indifference and expressing doubt and uncertainty.
Dulay, Burt y Krashen ya habian sistematizado las etapas en el proceso de adquisicion de las Wh-questions (Dulay, Burt y Krashen, 1982, pp.
This is done with the help of 5 native speakers who read a total of 392 utterances designed for this paper and composed of the following question types: yes/no questions (YNQs) (with and without a question particle aya), leading YNQs (with the particle moege), YNQs with the adverb hic, tag questions, single and multiple WH-questions (WHQs), echo questions, and contrastive focus YNQs and WHQs.