MIT News reports on research by an MIT linguistics professor and one of his students on an emerging phrase in English: "Whom of which."
Pesetsky, who has been teaching linguistics at MIT since 1988, had never encountered the phrase “whom of which” before.
“I thought, ‘What?’” Pesetsky recalls.
But to Evile, “whom of which” seems normal, as in, “Our striker, whom of which is our best player, scores a lot of goals.” After the class she talked to Pesetsky. He suggested Evile write a paper about it for the course, 24.902 (Introduction to Syntax).
And now the two have written a research paper: Wh-which relatives and the existence of pied-piping, and, no, that title is not stuttering.