Parisitic Gap Constructions in Lebanese Arabic: Resumption as Pied-piping

Youssef A. Haddad


Aoun, Choueri, and Hornstein (2001) analyze certain instances of resumption in Lebanese Arabic as movement plus stranding. A resumptive pronominal undergoes first merge with an antecedent. The antecedent moves, while the resumptive pronoun is stranded. This paper presents evidence from parasitic gap constructions in Lebanese Arabic to show that resumption involves pied-piping. That is, the resumptive pronoun moves along with the antecedent.

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