LINGUIST List 3.634

Mon 17 Aug 1992

Qs: Temporal Adverbs; Pied Piping

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  1. Eric Schiller, Query - Temporal Adverbs
  2. Luc Moritz, query re pied-piipng around the world

Message 1: Query - Temporal Adverbs

Date: Thu, 13 Aug 92 14:55:20 CDQuery - Temporal Adverbs
From: Eric Schiller <>
Subject: Query - Temporal Adverbs

As part of the construction of a tagger/parsing system I would like
to lexically mark temporal adverbs. Does anyone know of a list of
words which are used as temporal adverbs, preferably in machine-
readable or electronic form?

Please reply by e-mail. I'll post a summary if I get more than one

Eric Schiller
University of Chicago
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Message 2: query re pied-piipng around the world

Date: Sun, 16 Aug 92 19:38 PDT
From: Luc Moritz <IZZYBR3UCLAMVS.bitnet>
Subject: query re pied-piipng around the world

 ***** Query about pied-piping *****

Pied-piping has been a term in vogue ever since Ross (1967, sct. 4.3).
Recently, it has echoed in the literature regarding LF movement (see,
e.g., Pesetsky 1987, Nishigauchi 1986, & Choe 1984 for related
proposals. Fiengo et al. (1988, WCCFL proceedings) have reacted to
LF pied-piping, both from a factual and a concepetual point of view.
They noted, on the conceptual side, that a weakness of the LF pied-
piping stories has to do with the fact that they do not relate the
mechanism they make use of with the observable properties of syntactic
pied-piping. However, when one browses over the syntactic pied-piping
literature, one realizes that there does not seem to exist to this day
a satisfactory theory of pied-piping which would allow one to make sense
of the cross-linguistic diversity with respect to what can pied-pipe
with a WH operator in the syntax.

I am currently trying to come up with such a theory. It would therefore be
extremely useful for me to have access to pied-piping data from as many
languages as possible.

I know of the possiblity to pied-pipe, on top of the classic cases:

1) CPs in Basque (Ortiz de Urbina 1989, 1990) and in Imbabura Quechua (Cole
2) infinitival and gerundival clauses (Nanni & Stillings 1978, Cinque 1990,
Ishihara 1984).

I would welcome any data about other types of pied-piping, as well as data
confirming the existence of (1) and (2) in other languages.
I would also welcome information with respect to the often noted difference
in what can pied-pipe in restrictive vs. appositive relative clauses.
Of course, information as to written sources will also be welcome.

Please, send your information at the following email address:

I will summarize for the list the information I receive in response to this

Thank you for your collaboration.

Luc Moritz
UCLA Linguistics Dept.
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