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Title: Pied-piping domains and adjunction coincide in Finnish
Author: Pauli Brattico
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Institution: University of Jyväskylä
Linguistic Field: Syntax
Subject Language: Finnish
Abstract: It is well-known that wh-pronouns may pied-pipe their containing host phrases as they move to their final scope positions. In Finnish, such pied-piping requires further that a wh-element is situated at the left edge of host phrases, a position in which it ends up either through base generation or through wh-movement. This article investigates which independent properties define such pied-piping domains. An empirical generalization will be defended according to which a phrase constitutes such pied-piping domain if and only if it is adjoinable. The hypothesis that pied-piping domains are islands is put into question. Secondary wh-movement, pied-piping and adjunction are thus intrinsically linked with each other.


This article appears IN Nordic Journal of Linguistics Vol. 35, Issue 1.

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