9781575864563

Descriptive Typology and Linguistic Theory: A Study in the Morphosyntax of Relative Clauses

  • ISBN 13:

    9781575864563

  • ISBN 10:

    1575864568

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/30/2013
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr

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Summary

This book broadens the scope of Eurasian language research, providing a cross-linguistic description and construction-based treatment of a neglected subtype of prenominal relative clause construction. Documenting these constructions contributes to a comprehensive taxonomy of relative clause types, while their particular properties present instructive challenges to linguistic theory. The authors develop a construction-based proposal using default multiple inheritance hierarchy architecture, arguing that these data contribute to the growing evidence for the need to posit constructions as explanatory concepts in grammatical theory.

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