This paper presents a new analysis of split questions on the basis of new data from different Peninsular and Latin American dialects of Spanish. These dialects show restrictions in the wh-movement of the first part of the construction that are different from the restrictions found in regular (i.e., non-split) wh-questions. An initial classification of these dialects is presented in light of the possibilities allowed by the proposed analysis.
Selected Proceedings of the 11th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
edited by Joseph Collentine, Maryellen García, Barbara Lafford, and Francisco Marcos Marín Table of contents
ISBN 978-1-57473-432-4 library binding
v + 281 pages
publication date: 2009
published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, USA