Nominalization in Languages of the Americas

| Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
| Rice University
| American Museum of Natural History
ISBN 9789027202444 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027262738 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
Recent scholarship has confirmed earlier observations that nominalization plays a crucial role in the formation of complex constructions in the world’s languages. Grammatical nominalizations are one of the most salient and widespread features of languages of the Americas, yet they have not been approached as foundational grammatical structures for constructions such as relative clauses and complement clauses. This is due to an imbalance in past scholarship, which has tended to focus on these constructions at the expense of the nominalization structures underlying them. The papers in this collection treat grammatical nominalizations in their own right, and as a starting point for the investigation of their uses in complex grammatical structures. A representative sample of Amerindian languages, with focus on South America, examines properties of grammatical nominalizations such as their multiple functions, their internal and external syntax, and their diachronic development. Among the far-reaching theoretical conclusions reached by the studies in this volume is that the various types of relative clauses recognized in the typological literature are actually no more than epiphenomena arising from the different uses of grammatical nominalizations.
[Typological Studies in Language, 124]  2019.  vii, 662 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Nominalization in languages of the Americas: An introduction
Roberto Zariquiey, Masayoshi Shibatani and David W. Fleck
Part I. Nominalization theory, definitions and typology
Chapter 2. What is nominalization? Towards the theoretical foundations of nominalization
Masayoshi Shibatani
Chapter 3. Nominalization in cross-linguistic diachronic perspective
Sonia Cristofaro
Part II. Areal studies on nominalization in South America
Chapter 4. Case markers as subordinators in South American indigenous languages
Rik van Gijn
Chapter 5. Nominalized constructions with argument functions in the languages of the Chaco: A contribution to the typology of indigenous South American languages
Lucía A. Golluscio, Felipe Hasler and Willem J. de Reuse
Part III. Case studies on nominalization in individual languages
Chapter 6. Nominalization in Central Alaskan Yup’ik
Yuki-Shige Tamura
Chapter 7. The ‘relative’ illusion and the origin of non-subject nominalizers in Cahita (Uto-Aztecan)
Albert Álvarez González
Chapter 8. On habitual periphrasis in Cuzco Quechua
Rammie Cahlon
Chapter 9. Life of =ti: Use and grammaticalization of a clausal nominalizer in Yurakaré
Sonja Gipper and Foong Ha Yap
Chapter 10. The rise of the nominalizations: The case of the grammaticalization of clause types in Ecuadorian Siona
Martine Bruil
Chapter 11. Form and functions of nominalization in Wampis
Jaime Peña
Chapter 12. Nominalization in Harakmbut
An Van linden
Chapter 13. Nominalization in Shawi/Chayahuita
Luis Miguel Rojas-Berscia
Chapter 14. Clausal nominalization in Kakataibo (Panoan)
Daniel Valle and Roberto Zariquiey
Chapter 15. Nominalization and switch-reference in Iskonawa (Panoan, Peru)
Roberto Zariquiey
Chapter 16. Lexicalized nominalized clauses in Matses (Panoan)
David W. Fleck
Chapter 17. Nominalization and its pervasiveness in Xavante
Adriana M. Estevam
Chapter 18. Innovation in nominalization in Tupí-Guaraní languages: A comparative analysis of Tupinambá, Apyãwa and Nheengatú
Aline da Cruz and Walkíria Neiva Praça
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