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The syntax of yes and no

Author: Anders Holmberg
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Oxford linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book is a cross-linguistic study of the syntax of yes-no questions and their answers, drawing on data from a wide range of languages with particular focus on English, Finnish, Swedish, Thai, and Chinese. There are broadly two types of answer to yes-no questions: those that employ particles such as 'yes' and 'no' (as found in English) and those that echo a part of the question, usually the finite verb, with or  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anders Holmberg
ISBN: 9780198701859 0198701853
OCLC Number: 936615026
Description: xii, 250 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. The syntax of questions ; 3. The syntax of answers ; 4. How to answer negative questions ; 5. Some further issues ; 6. Conclusions ; References ; Index
Series Title: Oxford linguistics.
Responsibility: Anders Holmberg.

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This book is a cross-linguistic study of the syntax of yes-no questions and their answers, drawing on data from a wide range of languages including English, Finnish, Swedish, Thai, Welsh, and  Read more...

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