Finiteness and Nominalization

| Universidad de Sonora
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This volume addresses the relation between finiteness and nominalization, which is far more complex than the simple opposition finite-nonfinite. The contributions analyze finiteness cross-linguistically from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives, focusing on a number of topics that has not been thoroughly explored in the literature. First, the correlation between finiteness and nominalization is also affected by a third factor, information structure. Second, there is a correlation between the continuum of finiteness and the scale from main/independent clauses to dependent clauses. Given that of nominalized constructions occur not only in dependent clauses, but also in independent clauses, it is possible to grade according to degree of nominalization, which can then be related to the scale of finiteness. Finally, each of these scales can also be seen as a product the diachronic process of re-finitization and of finitization.
[Typological Studies in Language, 113]  2016.  vii, 380 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Finiteness and nominalization: An overview
Claudine Chamoreau and Zarina Estrada-Fernández
PART I. Finiteness, nominalization and information structure
Finiteness, nominalization, and information structure: Convergence and divergence
Walter Bisang
Exploring finiteness and non-finiteness in Pima Bajo (Uto-Aztecan)
Zarina Estrada-Fernández
PART II. Correlation between continuum of finiteness and scale from dependent to independent clause
Finiteness in Haruai
Bernard Comrie
Non-finite chain-medial clauses on the continuum of finiteness in Purepecha
Claudine Chamoreau
PART III. Nominalization structures and their relation to the scale of finiteness
The evolution of grammatical nominalizations in Cahita languages
Albert Álvarez González
On the tightrope between infinitives and action nouns: The case of Otomi nominalizations
Enrique L. Palancar
Referential markers in Oceanic nominalized constructions
Claire Moyse-Faurie
The role of nominalization in theticity: A Sikuani contribution
Francesc Queixalós
On non-finiteness and canonical imperatives
Bernd Heine
PART IV. Diachronic process: re-finitization and finitization
Nominalization and re-finitization
T. Givón
Shifting finiteness in nominalization: From definitization to refinitization
Marianne Mithun
The Manner converb in Beja (Cushitic) and its refinitization
Martine Vanhove
On finitization
Françoise Rose
Language Index
Name Index
Subject Index
“This wonderful collection of articles by leading linguists brings together an impressive amount of knowledge on theoretical, typological, and diachronic aspects of the relation between finiteness and nominalization. The contributions discuss a wide range of phenomena and cover a great variety of languages, achieving both breadth and depth: a truly significant contribution and a must-read for anyone interested in finiteness and nominalization.”
“An inspiring collection that extends the discussion of finiteness and nominalization to new languages and topics and suggests insightful synchronic and diachronic links among a broad range of phenomena.”
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016009025 | Marc record