By Heck, Fabian
Pied-piping, the phenomenon that wh-movement may well aim different types now not marked with the characteristic [wh], has in most cases been thought of idiosyncratic and pathological. On Pied-Piping argues that this overview isn't right. The ebook offers a compilation of crosslinguistic generalizations on pied-piping and a thought that derives them. Pied-piping is included right into a derivational idea of successive cyclic wh-movement that incorporates input-output optimization, the operation Agree, and section thought. The ensuing idea is a step in the direction of ultimate a long-standing hole in syntactic theorizing.
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Mother telefon´alt´al? phoned Crucially, the wh-words in (71-a,b) are accessible even if D is a phase head: they are either D or they occupy a specifier of D. To conclude, the Hungarian examples should not preclude one from assuming that D is a phase head. 51. This also coincides with the intuition that the (semantic) heads of the structures are fi´at ‘son’ and bar´at¨oj´enek ‘her friends’ respectively. 44 Introduction Another question is whether the LPIC can really be considered to be derived by the assumption that every lexical projection is the complement domain of a phase head.
Thus, even if every lexical projection is embedded under a phase head, additional assumptions are needed to render the facts compatible with the PIC. Interestingly, Cable claims that Tlingit is not subject to the LPIC. The evidence is based on one type of sentence. The relevant examples (from Cable (2007, 79)) are listed in (73). (73) ] x´aat ] s´a i tuw´aa sig´oo? a. ’ ] sh´ay’s´aani ] s´a ash kudl´enxa? b. ’ ] sh´ay’s´aani ] s´a sh tuw´aa gaa c. REL girls yatee?
First, it does not explain why relative clauses that involve massive pied-piping must contain a wh-pronoun, and why it is this pronoun (modulo pied-piping) that must undergo topicalization. Second, there are restrictions on massive pied-piping that do not hold for topicalization. For instance, mas35. Webelhuth offers the parallelism between (i) and (ii) as independent evidence for this analysis. (i) a. [ AP Fond of Egbert ] 2 Horace has never been t2 . b. *[ α To leave ] 2 I want t2 . (ii) a. his wife [ AP fond of whom ] 2 he has never been t2 b.
On Pied-Piping: Wh-Movement and Beyond by Heck, Fabian