Foong Ha Yap

Foong Ha Yap

List of John Benjamins publications for which Foong Ha Yap plays a role.


ISSN 0176-4225 | E-ISSN 1569-9714


Nominalization in Asian Languages: Diachronic and typological perspectives

Edited by Foong Ha Yap, Karen Grunow-Hårsta and Janick Wrona

[Typological Studies in Language, 96] 2011. xvii, 796 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics | Typology


Previous studies using diachronic data from the Sejong Historical Corpus have traced the semantic extension of voice marker -eci from middle to passive uses (e.g. Ahn & Yap 2017). In this study, based on data from the Sejong Contemporary Spoken Corpus, we further examine the relationship between… read more | Article
In this paper, we analyze the clitic YUM (< ‘thing’) in Khalkha Mongolian which, in different syntactic contexts, reinforces assertiveness or expresses different shades of presumption or presupposition. The former holds for declaratives where the presence of YUM conveys the speaker’s strong… read more | Article
Gipper, Sonja and Foong Ha Yap. 2019. Chapter 9. Life of =ti: Use and grammaticalization of a clausal nominalizer in Yurakaré. Nominalization in Languages of the Americas, Zariquiey, Roberto, Masayoshi Shibatani and David W. Fleck (eds.), pp. 363–390
In this paper, we investigate the uses of the clausal nominalizer =ti in Yurakaré, a linguistic isolate spoken in Bolivia. Clauses nominalized with =ti can serve a variety of functions: filling an argument position, relativization, forming the complement of a complement-taking verb, and expressing… read more | Chapter
This paper examines the relationship between middle and passive voice constructions in Korean, in particular how they have come to share the same grammatical marker -eci. Based on diachronic data from the UNICONC (Korean historical) database, spanning Old, Middle and Modern Korean (15th to 20th… read more | Article
Chor, Winnie, Foong Ha Yap and Tak-Sum Wong. 2016. Chinese interrogative particles as talk coordinators at the right periphery: A discourse–pragmatic perspective. Periphery – Diachronic and Cross-Linguistic Approaches, Higashiizumi, Yuko, Noriko O. Onodera and Sung-Ock S. Sohn (eds.), pp. 178–207
This paper examines how utterance-final interrogative particles in Chinese contribute to the management of local and global coherence in conversational discourse. Using Schiffrin’s (1987) model of discourse coherence, and focusing in particular on the Cantonese particle ho2 we show how an… read more | Article
This paper examines how hearsay evidential markers in Korean are used within the pragmatic domain to serve a wide range of epistemic and politeness functions. In particular, we focus on a new paradigm of hearsay evidential markers — more specifically, the V-ta ha-X > V-ta-X type, among them -tako,… read more | Article
This paper examines the development of five hearsay evidential markers in Korean, namely, tako, tamye, tamyense, tanun and tanta, and traces their extended pragmatic functions in discourse. We first identify their functions over time, from Middle Korean to Modern and Contemporary Korean, then… read more | Article
Yap, Foong Ha and Winnie Chor. 2014. Epistemic, evidential and attitudinal markers in clause-medial position in Cantonese. Modes of Modality: Modality, typology, and universal grammar, Leiss, Elisabeth and Werner Abraham (eds.), pp. 219–260
This paper examines two types of clause-medial stance markers in Cantonese.* We trace the evolution of these stance markers from their lexical origins as complement-taking psych verbs and directional verbs. Similar to English I think parentheticals, the evolution of the Cantonese psych verbs (e.g.… read more | Article
This paper examines three versatile morphemes – yang, -nya and punya – that contribute to the formation of nominalization constructions in Malay. In particular, we examine how these morphemes give rise to both referential and non-referential uses of nominalization constructions. We also highlight… read more | Article
In this paper, we examine how Chinese light nouns zhe and suo evolved into agent and patient nominalizers respectively. The link between nominalization, relativization and genitivization is explored from a grammaticalization perspective; likewise the frequent relationship between nominalization and… read more | Article
Yap, Foong Ha, Karen Grunow-Hårsta and Janick Wrona. 2011. Introduction: Nominalization strategies in Asian languages. Nominalization in Asian Languages: Diachronic and typological perspectives, Yap, Foong Ha, Karen Grunow-Hårsta and Janick Wrona (eds.), pp. 1–58
This paper examines a wide range of nominalization strategies found in Asian languages, and identifies robust grammaticalization pathways that trace the life of versatile nominalizers, particularly those that develop from light nouns and noun phrase markers such as classifiers, plural markers,… read more | Article
Yap, Foong Ha, Fanny Pik-ling Choi and Kam-siu Cheung. 2010. Delexicalizing di: How a Chinese noun has evolved into an attitudinal nominalizer. Formal Evidence in Grammaticalization Research, Van linden, An, Jean-Christophe Verstraete and Kristin Davidse (eds.), pp. 63–92
This paper traces the semantic extension of the Chinese locative/spatial noun di (‘bottom’) into a nominalizer, which further develops into a relativizer and genitive marker, and also into an adverbial subordinator and an attitudinal or stance marker. As subordinator and stance marker, di is… read more | Article
Yap, Foong Ha and Stephen Matthews. 2008. The development of nominalizers in East Asian and Tibeto-Burman languages. Rethinking Grammaticalization: New perspectives, López-Couso, María José and Elena Seoane (eds.), pp. 309–341
This paper presents evidence of recurring patterns as well as of language-specific variations in the development of nominalizers across several East Asian and Tibeto-Burman languages. Special attention is pa to the different grammaticalization pathways of nominalizer morphemes and to the links… read more | Article
Yap, Foong Ha, Stephen Matthews and Kaoru Horie. 2004. From pronominalizer to pragmatic marker: Implications for unidirectionality from a crosslinguistic perspective. Up and down the Cline – The Nature of Grammaticalization, Fischer, Olga, Muriel Norde and Harry Perridon (eds.), pp. 137–168
Lord, Carol, Foong Ha Yap and Shoichi Iwasaki. 2002. Grammaticalization of ‘give’: African and Asian perspectives. New Reflections on Grammaticalization, Wischer, Ilse and Gabriele Diewald (eds.), pp. 217–235