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1 WH-Word questions in English and American Sign Language Edmonds Community College English as a Second Language Brenda Aron

2 English Wh-word questions: What are wh-words? These are words in the English language that start with wh that forms the basis of word questions in English. Can you think of any wh- word? Example: What?

3 Wh-word questions: Who? What? Where? When? Which? How? Why? How much? How many?

4 I want to get on bus #49. 49

5 I want to get on bus #49. wh-q aux verb verb pronoun 1. English: Who can help me? topic, indexical verb wh-q ASL: HELP-ME WHO CAN? wh-q indexical verb WHO CAN HELP-ME? wh-q verb noun verb 2. English: Where does bus #49 stop? topic wh-q ASL: BUS NUMBER 49 STOP WHERE? wh-q WHERE BUS NUMBER 49 STOP?

6 wh-q noun verb noun verb 3. English: Which street does bus #49 stop? topic ASL: STREET BUS NUMBER 49 STOP WHERE? wh-q WHICH STREET BUS NUMBER 49 STOP? wh-q noun verb noun verb 4. English: What time will bus #49 come? topic ASL: TIME BUS NUMBER 49 COME WHAT? wh-q WHAT TIME BUS NUMBER 49 COME WILL?

7 5. When does bus #49 come? adjective 6. How often does bus #49 come? prep article 7. How much do I pay for the bus? adj 8. How many times does bus #49 come? 9. Why do I need to ride on bus #49?

8 ~Fini~ Contact Information: Brenda Aron, MS. Ed; ASLTA


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