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On WH-PREPS. A contrastive grammatical sketch of Maltese fejn and Spanish donde/donde

From the book Maltese

  • Thomas Stolz and Maike Vorholt


Maltese and Spanish share the possibility of using their spatial interrogatives of Place (and Goal) in prepositional function. The paper starts with the identification of the structural and functional similarities and differences the spatial interrogatives have in the two languages. The main focus is on selected issues of the synchronic morphosyntax of Maltese fejn and Spanish donde/ donde which are investigated with a view to determining whether we are dealing with genuine prepositions in the first place.

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