LINGUIST List 28.1492

Fri Mar 24 2017

Books: Noun-Modifying Clause Constructions in Languages of Eurasia: Matsumoto, Comrie, Sells (eds.)

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Date: 24-Mar-2017
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Noun-Modifying Clause Constructions in Languages of Eurasia: Matsumoto, Comrie, Sells (eds.)
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Title: Noun-Modifying Clause Constructions in Languages of Eurasia
Subtitle: Rethinking theoretical and geographical boundaries
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 116
Published: 2017
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/tsl.116

Editor: Yoshiko Matsumoto
Editor: Bernard Comrie
Editor: Peter Sells
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027266132 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027266132 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027266132 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206978 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206978 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206978 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This volume presents a cross-linguistic investigation of clausal noun-modifying constructions in genetically varied languages of Eurasia. Contrary to a common premise that, in any language, adnominal clauses that share some features of relative clauses constitute a structurally distinct construction, some languages of Eurasia exhibit a General Noun-Modifying Clause Construction (GNMCC) -- a single construction covering a wide range of semantic relations between the head noun and the clause. Through in-depth examination of naturally-occurring and elicited data from Ainu, languages of the Caucasus (e.g. Ingush, Georgian, Bezhta, Hinuq), Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Nenets, Sino-Tibetan languages (e.g. Cantonese, Mandarin, Rawang), and Turkic languages (e.g. Turkish, Sakha), the chapters discuss whether or not the language in question exhibits a GNMCC and the range of noun modification covered by such a construction. The findings afford us new facts, new theoretical perspectives and the first step toward a more global assessment of the possibilities for GNMCCs.

Linguistic Field(s): Typology

Written In: English (eng)

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