Edited by Roberto Zariquiey, Masayoshi Shibatani and David W. Fleck
[Typological Studies in Language 124] 2019
► pp. 537–556
The present chapter presents a characterization of grammatical nominalizations in Iskonawa, an obsolescing language in the Panoan family. It is shown here that grammatical nominalizations are highly isomorphic with independent (non-nominalized) clauses in terms of their internal syntax, but that the external syntax of nominalizations is highly nominal. A characterization of their relativization function is also offered, showing that the type of relativizing construction in which a grammatical nominalization may appear is highly dependent upon the participant with which it is coreferential. Finally, a discussion of switch-reference and its interactions with nominalization is presented, arguing that the situation found in Iskonawa, which has a relatively small inventory of switch-reference makers, is crucial for understanding the development of the category in the family.