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Relative clauses in languages of the Americas : a typological overview

Author: Bernard Comrie; Zarina Estrada Fernández
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2012.
Series: Typological studies in language, v. 102.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The present volume focuses on two tasks: the first deals with the discussion of functional principles related to relative clause formation: diachrony and paths of grammaticalization, simplicity vs. complexity, and formalization of rules to capture semantic-syntactic correlations. The second provides a typological overview of relative clauses in nine different languages going from north to south in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Comrie; Zarina Estrada Fernández
ISBN: 9789027206831 902720683X 9789027273390 9027273391
DOI: 10.1075/tsl.102
OCLC Number: 794973789
Notes: Selected papers from Seminar on Linguistic Complexity held at the University of Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico.
Description: xiii, 307 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Diachrony, typology, and theory --
Uto-Aztecan --
Elsewhere in the Americas.
Series Title: Typological studies in language, v. 102.
Responsibility: edited by Bernard Comrie, Zarina Estrada-Fernández.

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Patterns of relative clause formation tend to vary according to the typological properties of a language. This title deals with the discussion of functional principles related to relative clause  Read more...
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