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Simpson, Andrew and Tanmoy Bhattacharya (2003). Obligatory Overt Wh-Movement in a Wh-in-Situ Language.

URL: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/linguistic_inquiry/v034/34.1simpson.pdf

(Last accessed 2005-03-08).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 673&langcode=ben (2019-06-20).


Example #1:

    (1) j:n kon boi-3a poilo
    John which book-CL read
    `Which book did John read?'
Example #2:

    (2) j:n [ CP ke cole g che] bollo
    John     who left gone said
    `Who did John say left?'
Example #3:

    kapoi debe]
    clothes give.will
    `You told each boy who will give him new clothes at Durga Puja.'
Example #4:

    (15) tumi [ CP ke cole g che]i bhabcho meri bollo t                    i
    you       who left gone   thought Mary said
    `Who do you think Mary said left?'
Example #5:

    (16) j:n [ CP ke cole g che]i bollo t     i
    John     who left gone   said
    `Who did John say left?'
Example #6:

    (17) j:n kei bollo [ CP ti cole g che]
    John who said         left gone
    `Who did John say left?'
Example #7:

    (19) tumi [kon :Sukh-er/*-e]i       bhable [ CP ti kono cikitSa nei]
    you which illness-GEN/*-LOC thought           any treatment be-not
    `For which illness did you think that there is no treatment?'
Example #8:

    (22) j:n [ CP or BABA aSbe]        Sone ni
    John     his father come.will heard not
    `John didn't hear that his FATHER will come.'
Example #9:

    (24) a. j:n bhablo [ CP meri bollo [ CP su [ HÆMLET ]i poieche ti ]]
    John thought     Mary said      Sue Hamlet         read
    `John thought Mary said it was HAMLET that Sue read.'
Example #10:

    (26) a. meri bhablo [ CP j:n [ CP RAM aSbe]i       bollo ti ]
    Mary thought     John     Ram come.will said
    `Mary thought it was RAM John said would come.'
Example #11:

    b. tumi [ CP ke eSeche] bhable [ CP j:n      bollo]
    you      who came thought        John    said
    `Who do you think John said came?'
Example #12:

    (29) j:n [kon boi-3a]i borders-e     kal       kinlo t        i
    John which book-CL Borders-LOC yesterday bought
    `Which book did John buy yesterday at Borders?'
Example #13:

    (31) j:n bollo [ CP je meri cole g che]
    John said       JE Mary left gone
    `John said that Mary left.'
Example #14:

    (34) a. chele du-3o [kon boi-3a]i poilo ti
    boy two-CL which book-CL read
    `Which books did the two boys read?'