Subordination and Coordination Strategies in North Asian Languages

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Across North Asia, complex sentence formation patterns display an unusually high prevalence of suffixed relational morphemes used to convey subordination. Suffixal subordinators occur in a variety of genetic groupings, most notably Samoyedic, Turkic, and Tungusic, but also in some of the region’s language isolates, such as Ket and Ainu. No general study has surveyed complex sentences across Northern Eurasia and the Pacific Rim, an area noted both for its complicated web of language contact phenomena and its long-established genetic divisions. The 14 chapters in this volume survey synthetic and analytic methods of subordination and coordination. Much of the data reflect original fieldwork, and several chapters focus on critically endangered languages. Nearly every family or isolate in North Asia is taken into consideration, as are all major formal and functional types of complex sentence formation.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 300]  2008.  xii, 218 pp.
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Table of Contents
Editor's foreword
Edward J. Vajda
vii–xi
I. Introduction
Subordination, coordination: Form, semantics, pragmatics
Bernard Comrie
1–16
II. Analytic patterns of subordination and coordination
Speech report constructions in Ainu
Anna Bugaeva
17–29
The syntax and pragmatics of adverbial clauses in Eastern Khanty
Andrey Filchenko
31–46
Null arguments in Kumyk adverbial clauses
Linda Humnick
47–62
Finites structures in Forest Enets subordination: A case study of language change under strong Russian influence
Olesya Khanina and Andrey Shluinsky
63–75
Grammaticization and relative clauses in Eastern Khanty
Olga Potanina
77–84
Toward a semantic typology of coordination
Elena Rudnitskaya and Elena Uryson
85–96
Question particles or what? Open alternative questions in Udeghe
Maria Tolskaya and Inna Tolskaya
97–108
III. Suffixation as a technique of syntactic subordination
The development of deconverbal prepositions: Reanalysis or grammaticalization?
Sandra Birzer
109–122
Imperatives in conditional and concessive subordinate clauses
Nina Dobrushina
123–141
Morphological strategies for 'complex sentences' and polysynthesis in central Alaskan Yupik (Eskimo)
Osahito Miyaoka
143–165
Converbs in Northern Selkup
Riitta-Liisa Valijarvi
167–178
Head-negating enclitics in Ket
Edward J. Vajda
179–201
Infinitive constructions in Ket
Marina Zinn
203–214
Index
215–218
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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