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Interrogatives and exclamatives are linked by the doubt the speaker expresses and by the type of contexts they share.
The relative wh-pronouns developed in early Middle English times out of the corresponding interrogative pronouns, possibly under Latin and French influence.
The definition is rather broad, encompassing all interrogatives eliciting yes/no replies, regardless of whether they are neutral or biased towards a positive or negative answer, or whether they have broad sentence focus or a more narrow focus on a particular constituent.
The case of Spanish interrogatives thus constitutes an interesting example of the types of linguistic effect pitch range might convey in languages and should be considered in the discussion about its phonological status.
Some interrogatives are forensic, designed to elicit afresh a pre-confirmed truth; others function as "a forestall of the thing" someone else will ask.
Time and Interrogative Logical Form, JAMES SOMERVILLE
The evidence of the interrogatives alone cannot tell us who the author of the last forty chapters was, or even what dialect he chose to write in.
These interrogatives differ from the corresponding declarative sentences (Figure 1) in having a melodic plateau (HH) scaled well above the low reference level and a larger pitch range.
After setting up the problem of such interaction she describes how participants organize repairs to improve understanding, including those in which they correct each other and mutually or independently search for words through interrogatives, loans or by negating a semantically contiguous referent, or through grammatical searches with and without responses.
2) Etter admits both neuter kad and kim as question particles in the beginning of a phrase, but these interrogatives behave differently in other positions.
Craig (biblical studies, Lees-McRae College) presupposes that the Bible's interrogatives have many and various rhetorical implications, and that the traditional division of questions into two basic types--information-seeking and rhetorical--does not do justice to their protean forms.
14: interrogatives tergiversation (contradictory, evasive or equivocal answers)