Diverse Scenarios of Syntactic Complexity

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| University of Sonora
| University of Sonora
| CNRS (SEDYL/CELIA - CEMCA)
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This volume surveys the phenomenon of syntactic complexity in a diversity of languages and from a diversity of theoretical perspectives. The topics include clause combining strategies such as relative, complement, and adverbial clauses, serialization, clausal nominalizations, but also the switch reference systems involved in clause chains, the role of insubordination and the influence of language contact in the development of syntactic complexity as well as the acquisition of complex clauses in child language and the grammaticalization processes leading to syntactic complexity. These studies illustrate the varied aspects involved in clause combining and help to understand how syntactic complexity works and evolves in the world’s languages, how it varies across languages, how it is influenced by language contact, how it is acquired. As such, this book gives the opportunity for readers to expand both their typological and their theoretical knowledge about syntactic complexity in a variety of languages.
[Typological Studies in Language, 126]  2019.  vi, 257 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction
1–12
Part I. Syntactic complexity and language contact
13–52
Switch-reference in Kobon and Haruai: Areal influences within Highland New Guinea
John Davies and Bernard Comrie
13–26
Models of grammar and the outcomes of long-term language contact: Language mixing in Dakkhini
Tor A. Åfarli and Karumuri V. Subbarao
27–52
Part II. Syntactic complexity and language acquisition
53–83
Constructional grounding in emerging complexity: Early comp-que constructions in Spanish acquisition
Cecilia Rojas-Nieto
53–83
Part III. The syntactic complexity of adverbial clauses
87–136
The predicates of Luiseño clausal adjuncts
Susan Steele
87–107
Adverbial subordinators in Yaqui
Lilián Guerrero
109–136
Part IV. The diachrony of syntactic complexity
139–247
Grammaticalization of the linking devices with ka in Purepecha
Claudine Chamoreau
139–166
Syntactic nominalizations in Pima Bajo: Diachronic diversity
Zarina Estrada-Fernández
167–189
Syntactic complexity and grammaticalization in Toba language (Guaycuruan)
Cristina Messineo
191–216
From discourse to syntax: The use of the discourse marker bwe in the creation of interclausal connectives in Yaqui
Albert Álvarez González
217–247
Authors Index
Language Index
Subject Index
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019014378