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dontcry commented on the word pied piping
Can you guys pipe down? We trying to be quiet over here....
October 16, 2009
qroqqa commented on the word pied piping
Example of obligatory pied-piping:
These are the books most of whose covers I have designed.
October 14, 2009
sionnach commented on the word pied piping
the phenomenon that when a wh-phrase is moved, it can optionally 'drag along' a larger NP or PP in which it is contained. EXAMPLE: next to (1a), (1b) and (1c) are also possible.
(i) a This is the book (NP which) I have designed (NP the covers
(PP of t))
b This is the book (PP of which) I have designed (NP the covers t)
c This is the book (NP the covers of which) I have designed t
In some cases, Pied Piping is obligatory, due to the Left Branch Condition.
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