Wh-questions in Balkar

Anastasiia Voznesenskaia


This paper deals with the properties of wh-questions in Balkar. It is shown that wh-in-situ structures in Balkar are island insensitive (with an exception of coordinate structures). I discuss the complement/adjunct asymmetry regarding intervention effects. I also consider embedded multiple wh-structures. In this paper, I discuss a puzzle that the Balkar data presents to the prominent theories of wh-questions, which do not explain the properties it shows.


Turkic; Balkar; wh-in-situ; island effects; intervention effects

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3765/ptu.v5i1.4785

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