Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis
English language--Interrogative; Spanish language--Interrogative; English language--Ellipsis; Spanish language--Ellipsis; Grammar, Comparative and general—Interrogative; Grammar, Comparative and general—Ellipsis;
In this paper, I will examine how tag-questions function in English and test if they function in the same way in Spanish. Then, I will compare the differences between the two languages and propose a structure and method for forming tag-questions in each language. Also, I will examine how ellipsis functions in each language and how it supports the analysis of the tag-questions. Finally, I will show that a few of the apparent differences between the two languages are incorrect and I will give my proposed solution.
Date of Award
Department of Modern Languages
Presidential Scholar Designation
A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar
1 PDF file (24 pages)
©2005 Tiffany Judy
Judy, Tiffany, "An examination of tag-questions and ellipsis in English and Spanish" (2005). Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006). 90.