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April 20, 2020

Pied-piping

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April 20, 2020

Complementizers and filler-gap dependencies

Look at the following examples: The head-initialized antecedent (italicized) has a complementizer (bolded) that is the syntactic head of a full clause, the embedded clause (coloured […]
April 20, 2020

Pronominalization

Pronominalization is the use of a pronoun instead of a noun. Pronominalization is appropriate when the noun in an embedded clause (a constituent part of another […]
April 20, 2020

The ordinary rule of relative-clause formation (relativization)

PRONOMINALIZATION (using a pronoun instead of a noun) is a standard approach to RELATIVIZATION Complementizers include WH- words and expletives that, if, and whether, all of […]