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Preposition stranding

from syntactic to functional analyses

by Ken-ichi Takami

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Published by Mouton de Gruyter in Berlin, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Prepositions.,
  • English language -- Syntax.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-295) and indexes.

    StatementKen-ichi Takami.
    SeriesTopics in English linguistics ;, 7
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1335 .T35 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 304 p. :
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1714966M
    ISBN 103110133768
    LC Control Number92017274

    Colloquial registers prefer to avoid pied-piping whenever possible, whereas a more formal register can opt for pied-piping. The issue is understood in terms of preposition stranding. When a preposition is stranded, pied-piping has not occurred, whereas when preposition stranding is avoided, pied-piping of the preposition has occurred, e.g. a. CASE THEORY AND PREPOSITION STRANDING 57 One problem with this approach is that it cannot explain why languages which use S-and not S-to bound movement still do not allow preposition stranding. If a language had only S as a bounding node, then moving the object of a preposition into COMP would cross at most one bounding node-the P.

    Preposition placement, the competition between preposition stranding (What is he talking about?) and pied-piping (About what is he talking?), is one of the most interesting areas of syntactic variation in English. This is the first book to investigate preposition placement across all types of clauses that license it, such as questions, exclamations and wh-clauses, and those which exhibit. Lingua 76 () North-Holland PREPOSITION STRANDING Arguments Against Syntactic Analyses and an Alternative Functional Explanation Ken-ichi TAKAMI* Shizuoka University, Japan Received January ; revised version May Preposition stranding has attracted considerable attention in recent years, and many syntactic analyses have been proposed to capture the difference Cited by:

      Get the Atlas Obscura book. But the English language prohibition against “preposition stranding”—ending a sentence with a preposition like with, at, or of—is not like this. Another well-known experimental prediction relating preposition stranding to other syntactic phenomena is the so-called Merchant's generalization: a language allows preposition stranding if and only if it allows preposition stranding in elliptical wh-construction (so called sluicing constructions) 2. Jacob often thinks about him (him≠Jacob).


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In English grammar, preposition stranding refers to a syntactic construction in which a preposition is left without a following object. A stranded preposition most Preposition stranding book appears at the end of a sentence.

Also called preposition deferring and orphaned : Richard Nordquist. (3) a. [PP To whom] i did John give the book t i. (in VP b. Who i did John give the book [PP to t i]. or in S) (4) a. [PP Of whom] i did you see a picture t i.

(in b. Who i did you see a picture [PP of t i]. NP) The (b)-sentences exhibit a phenomenon that has frequently been referred to as Preposition Stranding (henceforth PS). 2 From my point File Size: KB. Preposition Stranding (Topics in English Linguistics) Hardcover – June 1, by Ken-Ichi Takami (Author) See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Kindle "Please retry" $ — Cited by: Preposition stranding, sometimes called P-stranding, is the syntactic construction in which a preposition appears without an object.

If this is supposed to refer to constructions such as "You don't know what you're talking about", it doesn't make sense: the object of "about" in that sentence is "what".

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Keywords: Preposition stranding, passive, extraction from adjuncts, Germanic, reanalysis, phases, antilocality 1. Introduction Stranding of a preposition by movement is a crosslinguistically rare operation, attested in only a dozen or so (primarily Germanic) languages.

Among those languages, some allow P File Size: KB. Preposition stranding is especially common in speech and informal writing, whereas preposition fronting (or keeping the preposition with its Preposition stranding book is more typical of a very formal style.

In That book is too valuable to part with, for example, the hollow non-finite clause is to part with. With is missing a complement, which makes it. The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other.

The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to. Learning prepositions English lesson One of the peculiarities of English is called preposition stranding: a book of recipes of = contains.

a book of Dad's of = belongs to. Some words demand particular prepositions, which are fairly arbitrary: depend on. An internet pilgrim's guide to stranded prepositions. In linking to Eddie V. O.'s discussion of Spanglish at Romanika, I wondered whether there is any Spanish parallel to Ruth King's finding of preposition-stranding in (some varieties of) Canadian French, and also told a story about a "traditional folk remedy" called bibaparú, which turned out to be Vicks Vapor-Rub.

And then there are some prohibitions which have a curiously tenacious ability to stick around (such as not beginning a sentence with and), in defiance of common sense, grammar experts, and the way that actual people use the English s the most notable example of such is the rule against ending a sentence with a preposition (also known as preposition stranding, or sentence.

Prepositions - English Grammar Today - a reference to written and spoken English grammar and usage - Cambridge Dictionary. This is the first book to investigate preposition placement across all types of clauses that license it, such as questions, exclamations and wh-clauses, and those which exhibit categorical stranding, such as non-wh relative clauses, comparatives, and : Thomas Hoffmann.

Dryden twice stated an opposition to preposition stranding. In an afterword for one of his own plays, he criticized Ben Jonson for doing this, saying: “The preposition in the end of the sentence; a common fault with him, and which I have but lately observed in my own writing.”.

Supposedly an editor had clumsily rearranged one of Churchill’s sentences to avoid ending it in a preposition, and the Prime Minister, very proud of his style, scribbled this note in reply: “This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.” The American Heritage Book of English Usage agrees.

2A Problem for the Preposition Stranding Generalization However, BP offers a direct counterexample to (4), since BP is a non- P-stranding language that allows P-stranding under sluicing. The construction illustrated in (1) above is generally known as preposition stranding, which Denison () defined as the syntactic phenomenon whereby a preposition is left in a deferred, i.e.

stranded, position at or near the end of a clause without any immediately following must be noted at this point that there is a close link between the occurrence of stranded prepositions. The book was kept on the table. (indicates position) He has been talking since the lecture began.

(indicates time) The noun which the preposition relates to the rest of the sentence is called the object of the preposition. Mostly, but not always, the object occurs immediately to the right of the preposition. This is the first book to investigate preposition placement across all types of clauses that license it, such as questions, exclamations and wh-clauses, and those which exhibit categorical stranding, such as non-wh relative clauses, comparatives, and by:   Dryden twice stated an opposition to preposition stranding.

In an afterword for one of his own plays, he criticized Ben Jonson for doing this, saying: “The preposition in the end of the sentence; a common fault with him, and which I have but lately observed in my own writing.”. Like all the other Scandinavian languages, Icelandic allows preposition stranding (P-stranding) under A-bar-movement, e.g., wh-movement and topicalization (Maling and Zaenen ).

P-stranding in.The preposition is stranded, not in its usual position before the object. For example, the usual position for about is: This is the book.

I told you [about the book]. ⇒ This is the book about which I told you. The stranded position for about is: What is this book about?

This is the book I .Preposition stranding, sometimes called P-stranding, is the syntactic construction in which a preposition with an object occurs somewhere other than immediately adjacent to its object; for example, at the end of a sentence.

The preposition is then described as stranded, hanging, or kind of construction is found mainly in English [1] and in some other Germanic languages or dialects.