The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

Syntax Square 9/19 - Norvin Richards

Speaker: Norvin Richards (MIT)

Title: Contiguity Theory and Pied-Piping

Date: Monday, Sept. 19th

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Place: 32-D461


In this talk I will demonstrate how Contiguity Theory can be used to derive Seth Cable’s generalizations about the conditions on pied-piping. We will see that the pied-piping facts for a given language track the availability of wh-in-situ, in an interesting and theoretically useful way.