[Ads-l] Heard: "I learned about it...

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed May 6 15:22:42 UTC 2020

Reminds me of Kuno's example: "That's a child who I don't know anybody
who's willing to adopt".  The CNPC can be overridden as long as the
relative clause conveys a straightforward property of the head. In Kuno's
case, this is supported by the availability of the non-complex paraphrase
"That's an unadoptable child" (cf. the much worse "That's a child who I
know the couple who's hoping to adopt").  In your case, maybe something
like "a text message {of unknown provenance/from who knows where}".


On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 11:14 AM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> from a text-message that I don't know who sent."
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
> ------------------------------------------------------------
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