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Author Heck, Fabian.

Title On Pied-Piping : Wh-Movement and Beyond
Published Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (416 pages)
Series Studies in Generative Grammar
Studies in generative grammar.
Contents Frontmatter; Contents; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Pied-Piping Generalizations; Chapter 3. Theoretical Background; Chapter 4. Deriving the Generalizations, Part One; Chapter 5. Deriving the Generalizations, Part Two; Chapter 6. Conclusion; Backmatter
Summary Pied-piping, the phenomenon that wh-movement may target categories not marked with the feature [wh], has generally been considered idiosyncratic and pathological. On Pied-Piping argues that this assessment is not correct. The book presents a compilation of crosslinguistic generalizations on pied-piping and a theory that derives them. Pied-piping is incorporated into a derivational theory of successive cyclic wh-movement that includes input-output optimization, the operation Agree, and phase theory. The resulting theory is a step towards closing a long-standing gap in syntactic theorizing
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ISBN 3110211467 (electronic bk.)
9783110211467 (electronic bk.)