|Title:||Pied-piping with inversion in Copala Trique|
|Authors:||George Aaron Broadwell, Michael Key|
|Comment:||Presented at the Linguistic Society of America/SSILA 2004|
|Abstract:||Copala Trique is an Otomanguean language spoken in Oaxaca, Mexico. It is normally head-initial, but many phrases show head-final order in interrogative contexts. For example 'with NP' is the normal declarative order, but 'what with' is the required interrogative order.
This paper treates the word-order alternation as the result of competition between an alignment constraint for interrogatives (Wh-Left) and the constraints that position the head of a phrase before other elements in the phrase.