By Fabian Heck

Pied-piping, the phenomenon that wh-movement may perhaps objective different types now not marked with the characteristic [wh], has mostly been thought of idiosyncratic and pathological. On Pied-Piping argues that this review isn't really right. The booklet provides a compilation of crosslinguistic generalizations on pied-piping and a concept that derives them. Pied-piping is included right into a derivational thought of successive cyclic wh-movement that incorporates input-output optimization, the operation Agree, and section concept. The ensuing concept is a step in the direction of remaining a long-standing hole in syntactic theorizing.

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