Wh-movement and the Distribution of Sei and Wh in the Bangla DP

  • Ambalika Guha


This paper aims to show instances of wh-movement in the DP of the Eastern Indo-Aryan language Bangla. It further discusses the licensing position of the moved wh-phrase in the Bangla DP, which happens to be not in the DP-initial position but below the position of the subject of the DP. The paper also views the relationship of the wh words and the demonstratives. In the Bangla DP the wh words do not occur with the demonstratives. However, there are certain contexts in which an anaphoric demonstrative apparently occurs with the wh words in the DP.