A Contribution to the Repertory of Examples
A stacked relative clause
construction, (or, simply, a stacked relative) is a
construction in which a relative clause modifies a nominal construction
already containing a relative clause.
A cleft sentence is a sentence one of whose
constituents is introduced by anticipatory IT. A sentence which exhibits
simultaneously stackedness and cleavage is the following:
It's my buxom cousin who's wearing a low-cut sweater
that's a good example of a cleft stacked relative.
It's extremely important to distinguish cleft sentences from
cleavage have IT in front; instances of pseudo-cleavage
have WHAT in front.
From: Zwicky, Salus, Binnick and Vanek (eds.),
Studies Out In Left Field:
Defamatory Essays Presented to James D.
On the Occasion of His 33rd or 34th Birthday.
1971. Edmonton: Linguistic Research, Inc.
Reprinted 1992 by John Benjamins