Contiguity Theory and pied-piping
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In this paper I apply the conditions of Contiguity Theory (Richards 2016) to the problem of pied piping. I derive the conditions on pied piping discovered by Cable (2007, 2010a, 2010b), and account for the connection discovered by Uribe-Etxebarria (2002) between the conditions on wh-in-situ in a given language and the conditions on pied-piping in that language. In the end, as in Cable’s approach, pied-piping dissolves as a phenomenon; the same conditions that determine when overt movement must take place also determine how much material may be pied-piped.
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|keywords:||contiguity theory; pied-piping; wh-in-situ; qp, syntax, phonology|