In a second step we argue that a syntactic model of focus in the sense of Drubig (1994), Kiss (1995), and Kenesei (1998) can account for the syntactic properties of the different forms.
Although these question forms have recently been discussed by a number of authors (Tsai 1990; Huang 1991; McCawley 1994; Ernst 1994), we will show that only an elaborate syntactic model of focus can account for the full range of phenomena that distinguish the different forms from one another.
Gasde (1998) does not deal explicitly with question forms, so he does not locate the V-neg-V or the C-neg-C question form in his syntactic model of topic and focus phrases.
Aoun and Li's syntactic model in ), analyzes wh words as unbound quantifiers that have to be bound by QuP.
In this section we will show how the syntactic behavior of the form can be explained in a syntactic model of focus.
If we assume the C-neg-C question to be a Pol2 head, the binding of wh words in subject position in Mandarin and the association with focus of accented subjects in English can be uniformly accounted for in a syntactic model of focus.
Starting with a pragmatic analysis we showed that the different question forms can be analyzed as functional heads in a syntactic model for focus along the lines of Drubig (1994).