Squibs and Discussion

Tatiana Philippova

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P(reposition)-stranding is typologically rare. Nevertheless, many languages exhibit phenomena that look like P-stranding (Campos 1991, Poplack, Zentz, and Dion 2012) or involve P-stranding under common theorizing (see Philippova 2014 and references therein). These studies argue that these are not instances of P-comple-ment movement and provide alternative analyses. This squib addresses Russian prepositions that can be postposed to and apparently stranded by their dependents. They are proposed to be PPs rather than P-heads, with dative dependents adjoined similarly to external possessors. The analysis captures all idiosyncrasies of their nominal dependents and alleviates the need to posit exceptional P-stranding in Russian.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-411
Number of pages13
JournalLinguistic Inquiry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 28 Apr 2022


  • Russian
  • adpositions
  • dative case
  • preposition stranding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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