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Title Noun-modifying clause constructions in languages of Eurasia : rethinking theoretical and geographical boundaries / edited by Yoshiko Matsumoto, Bernard Comrie, Peter Sells
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2017]

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Series Typological studies in language, 0167-7373 ; volume 116
Typological studies in language ; v. 116.
Contents Intro -- Noun-Modifying Clause Constructions in Languages of Eurasia -- Editorial page -- Title page -- LCC data -- Table of contents -- Preface -- Noun-modifying clause constructions in languages of Eurasia -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The construction under investigation -- 2.1 Types of NMCC -- 2.2 Generalized relative clauses and "aboutness relatives" -- 3. Possible common properties of the languages in the investigation -- 4. Questions investigated -- 5. Chapters in the book -- 6. Key terminology -- References -- General noun-modifying clause constructions in Japanese -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Properties of the General Noun Modifying Clause Construction (GNMCC) in Japanese -- 3. Possible relations of the head noun to the modifying clause -- 3.1 Clause-host type GNMCCs (Argument, adjunct and frame NMCCs) -- 3.2 Noun-host type GNMCCs (Content noun NMCCs) -- 3.3 Clause and noun-host type GNMCCs (Relational/perceptional noun NMCCs) -- 4. Determining factors for acceptable constructions -- 5. Conclusion -- References -- The attributive versus final distinction and the manifestation of "main clause phenomena" in Japanese and Korean noun modifying clause constructions -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Noun-modifying clause constructions and attributive predicate forms -- 3. 'Main clause phenomena' in Japanese and Korean NMCCs -- 4. Further infiltration of main clause phenomena into Japanese NMCCs: Emergence of the 'less overt' clause linkage devices marking direct quotation -- 5. Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Noun-modifying constructions in Korean -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Forms and functions of NMCCs -- 2.1 Overview of morphology -- 2.2 Relative clauses: Basic patterns -- 2.3 Noun complement clauses -- 2.4 Other complement-like clauses -- 2.4.1 Perception noun complements -- 2.4.2 Arguments of relational nouns
2.5 Obliquely related modifying clauses -- 2.6 Modifying clauses with multiple nominative sources -- 3. Limits of NMCCs -- 3.1 Extended relativization examples -- 3.2 Consequential calculation -- 3.3 Limits on apparent relative clauses -- 4. Island effects in relative clauses -- 5. Conclusion -- References -- Noun-modifying clause constructions in Sino-Tibetan languages -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Sino-Tibetan -- 3. Modern Mandarin -- 4. Discussion -- References -- Noun-modifying clauses in Cantonese -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Typological properties of Cantonese -- 3. Forms and functions of noun-modifying clauses -- 3.1 Noun modification in Mandarin and Cantonese -- 3.2 Typology of NMCCs -- 3.2.1 Argument NMCCs -- 3.2.2 Adjunct NMCCs -- 3.3 Extended NMCCs -- 3.3.1 Frame NMCCs -- 3.3.2 Content noun NMCCs -- 3.4 Pragmatics and ambiguous NMCCs -- 4. Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- General noun-modifying clause constructions in Hinuq and Bezhta, with a note on other Daghestanian languages -- 1. Introduction -- 2. GNMCCs with a coreferential element in the modifying clause and "accessibility" -- 2.1 The "gap" strategy -- 2.1.1 The understood coreferential noun phrase in the modifying clause is an argument -- 2.1.2 "Relativization" of adjuncts -- 2.2 Resumptive pronouns -- 3. GNMCCs without a coreferential noun phrase in the modifying clause -- 3.1 Other components of the Frame -- Consequence/result -- Reverse condition -- Purpose -- Requisite -- 3.2 Sentential complements of nouns -- Nouns of communication -- Nouns of thought and feeling -- Other content-taking nouns as heads -- Other types -- 4. Coreference across clause boundaries -- 5. Other Nakh-Daghestanian languages -- 6. Conclusions and interpretations -- 7. A note on Tsez -- Acknowledgements -- References
The general noun-modifying clause construction in Tundra Nenets and its possible origin -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The basic properties of the language -- 3. Relative clauses -- 4. Noun complementation -- 5. General noun-modifying clause constructions -- 5.1 Relativization-like function -- 5.2 Extended functions -- 6. GNMCCs and noun-noun compounds -- 7. Remarks about diachrony -- References -- Noun-modifying constructions and relativization in the central and western Caucasus -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Survey of relativization strategies and GNMCC's -- 2.1 Nakh-Daghestanian -- 2.2 Ossetic (Digor dialect) -- 2.3 West Caucasian -- 2.4 Kartvelian -- 3. Survey of other relevant typological variables -- 3.1 Constraints on relativization: Role and/or case of RN -- 3.2 Preferred case or role, based on text frequency counts -- 3.3 Core chaining -- 3.4 Relationship of relativization to core chaining -- 3.5 Agreement and how it works -- 3.6 Survey: Summary -- 4. Conclusions -- References -- Noun-modifying clause constructions in Ainu -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Basic properties of Ainu -- 2.1 Basic clause types in Ainu -- 2.2 Noun phrase structure -- 3. Noun-modifying clause constructions in Ainu: Relative clauses vs. noun-complement clauses -- 4. Relative clauses -- 4.1 Relativization of arguments -- 4.1.1 Subject of intransitive verb (S) -- 4.1.2 Subject of two-place transitive verb (A) -- 4.1.3 Subject of three-place transitive verb (A) -- 4.1.4 Object of two-place transitive (O) -- 4.1.5 Object of three-place transitive (O) -- 4.2 Relativization of non-arguments -- 4.2.1 Relativization of adjuncts -- 4.2.2 Relativization of possessor -- 4.2.3 Relativization of locative and allative adjuncts -- 5. Noun-complement clauses -- 5.1 Content-taking nouns as head -- 5.2 Perception nouns as head -- 5.3 Relational nouns as head
6. Grammaticalization of noun-modifying clause constructions -- 6.1 Relative clause construction with bound nouns as head> lexical nominalizations -- 6.2 Noun-complement clause construction with perception nouns as head> 'mermaid construction' -- 6.3 Noun-complement clause construction with relational nouns as head> subordinate temporal clause construction -- 7. Noun + noun compounds -- 8. Emergent GNMCC -- 9. Island violation -- 10. Concluding remarks -- Acknowledgements -- Sources -- References -- Turkish and Turkic complex noun phrase constructions -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Turkish and Sakha constructions headed by a noun or noun phrase: Brief description of their basic properties -- 2.1 Turkish -- 2.1.1 Turkish N-complement clause constructions as phrasal compounds -- 2.1.2 Turkish relative clause constructions as nominal phrases with "adjectival" modifiers -- 2.1.3 Relative clauses have gaps, N-complement clause constructions do not -- 2.1.4 Additional morpho-syntactic properties of relative clauses which are different from those of noun-complement constructions in Turkish -- 2.2 Sakha: More Japanese-like, but not completely -- 3. Brief comparison of island violations, gapless RCs, and CNPs with loose head-to-clause connections -- 3.1 Sakha -- 3.1.1 Island violations in Sakha -- 3.1.2 Gapless RCs in Sakha -- 3.1.3 CNPs with loose head-to-clause connection in Sakha -- 3.2 Turkish -- 3.2.1 Island violations in Turkish -- 3.2.2 Gapless RCs in Turkish -- 3.2.3 CNPs with loose head-to-clause connections in Turkish -- 4. Returning to questions about syntactic islands -- 4.1 Apparent island violations -- 4.2 Apparently gapless relative clauses are gapped relative clauses targeting obliques -- 5. Resumptive pronouns: To what extent are they optional or obligatory, and in what contexts? -- 5.1 Resumptive pronouns in Sakha
5.2 Resumptive pronouns in Turkish -- 6. Islands in Sakha and Turkish: More on resumption, and effects of the islands' placement in the matrix -- 6.1 Sakha -- 6.1.1 A well-formed instance of resumption as a saving device -- 6.1.2 Ill-formed instances of resumption in Sakha island violations -- 6.2 Turkish -- 6.3 Comparisons -- 7. Summary and conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Noun-modifying constructions in Marathi -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Noun-modifying constructions (NMCs) in Marathi -- 2.1 Relativizing NMCs -- (A) "Gap" type relativizing NMCs -- (B) Non-reduction strategy: The relative-corelative type of relativizing NMC -- (C) So-called "fused" relatives -- 2.2 Beyond accessibility -- 2.2.1 Reduced valency prenominal relatives -- 2.2.2 Verb-gapped prenominal relatives -- 2.2.3 Gapping NMCs with unpredictable (non-compositional) semantics -- 2.2.4 Gapless NMCs with sensory and circumstantial head nouns -- 2.3 Noun-complement NMCs -- 2.4 The short prenominal NMC -- 2.5 The short relative-corelative construction -- 3. Other functions of NMCs in '-lel'- and '-ṇār' -- 3.1 As a complementizer -- 3.2 As insubordinate "finite" verbs (Evans 2007) -- 4. Marathi NMCs: Historical remarks -- 5. Suggestions for further investigation and concluding remarks -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Conclusion -- 1. The geographic extent of GNMCCs in Eurasia -- 2. Competition with other constructions -- 3. Factors that promote or hinder the presence of GNMCCs -- References -- Examples to explore in noun-modifying constructions -- A. Basic structures -- background -- questions/ examples -- B. Detailed elicitation of NMCs -- B1. Relative clause equivalents -- B2. Sentential complement of noun -- Nouns of communication as head -- Nouns of thoughts and feeling as head -- Other content-taking nouns as head -- B3. Other types of NMC -- Relational nouns as head
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Relative clauses.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Noun phrase.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Languages in contact -- Eurasia
Typology (Linguistics)
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Syntax.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Noun phrase
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Relative clauses
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax
Language and languages
Languages in contact
Typology (Linguistics)
SUBJECT Eurasia -- Languages
Subject Eurasia
Form Electronic book
Author Matsumoto, Yoshiko, 1954- editor.
Comrie, Bernard, 1947- editor.
Sells, Peter, 1957- editor.
LC no. 2017002489
ISBN 9789027266132
9027266131