object of a preposition


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the object governed by a preposition

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Overall, extraction constructions involving the object of a preposition overlap across English and Spanish in that, whereas in adult English both pied-piping and preposition stranding are grammatical, in Spanish only pied-piping is allowed.
In fact, as shown in Table 3, between ages 5;0 and 5;6, almost half of the child's extraction constructions involving the object of a preposition (45%) consisted of pied-piping, whereas the rest consisted of preposition stranding.
In contrast, the bilingual child data revealed non-target-like forms in both languages: although the child produced mostly preposition stranding in English from the outset, 46% of his extraction constructions involving the object of a preposition after age 5;0 consisted of pied-piping, and abundant evidence of his use of pied-piping constructions was found in the diary records.