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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, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .

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