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WH-movement plays a key role in the syntax of long-distance dependencies. Typically, it is involved in the derivation of wh-interrogatives, but it is also involved in the formation of other constructions, such as topicalized constructions (topicalization) and relative clauses. This type of movement affects the maximal projections of many syntactic categories and phrasal constituents; nou…

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Lina Choueiri, “WH-Movement”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 11 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0378>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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