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Ante Petrović, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.l, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

https://doi.org/10.22210/suvlin.2020.089.05

 

Abstract

Based on linguistic literature, corpus data and elicitation, this paper off ers a description of polar question coding strategies in Croatian and presents their diachronic development. Under the assumption that
pragmatically motivated features such as polar question markers are areally diffuse, Croatian is put in the context of European languages. An overview of interrogative constructions in selected ancient and modern languages is presented, showing that there are certain areal tendencies, which are refl ected in Croatian as well, and that the development of particular interrogative constructions in Croatian may be interpreted in accordance with these tendencies.

 

Keywords

polar questionquestion particleCroatian languageEuropean linguistic areaareal linguistics

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