Author: Fabian Heck
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110206050 Pages: 401 Price: Europe EURO 98.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110206050 Pages: 401 Price: U.S. $ 157.00 Comment: For orders placed in North America only.
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.