Subordination and Coordination Strategies in North Asian Languages

| Western Washington University & Max Planck Insitute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
ISBN 9789027248169 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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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
I. Introduction
Subordination, coordination: Form, semantics, pragmatics
Bernard Comrie
II. Analytic patterns of subordination and coordination
Speech report constructions in Ainu
Anna Bugaeva
The syntax and pragmatics of adverbial clauses in Eastern Khanty
Andrey Filchenko
Null arguments in Kumyk adverbial clauses
Linda Humnick
Finites structures in Forest Enets subordination: A case study of language change under strong Russian influence
Olesya Khanina and Andrey Shluinsky
Grammaticization and relative clauses in Eastern Khanty
Olga Potanina
Toward a semantic typology of coordination
Elena Rudnitskaya and Elena Uryson
Question particles or what? Open alternative questions in Udeghe
Maria Tolskaya and Inna Tolskaya
III. Suffixation as a technique of syntactic subordination
The development of deconverbal prepositions: Reanalysis or grammaticalization?
Sandra Birzer
Imperatives in conditional and concessive subordinate clauses
Nina Dobrushina
Morphological strategies for 'complex sentences' and polysynthesis in central Alaskan Yupik (Eskimo)
Osahito Miyaoka
Converbs in Northern Selkup
Riitta-Liisa Valijarvi
Head-negating enclitics in Ket
Edward J. Vajda
Infinitive constructions in Ket
Marina Zinn
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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