Nominalization in Asian Languages

Diachronic and typological perspectives

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| Hong Kong Polytechnic University
| Hong Kong Polytechnic University
| Oxford University
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Research on nominalization, a process that gives rise to referring expressions, has always played a central role in linguistic investigations. Over the years there has also been growing evidence that nominalization constructions often extend to non-referential domains. They participate in noun-modifying expressions (e.g. genitive and relative clauses), subordinate clauses and topic constructions, finite structures with the nominalizers reanalyzed as TAM markers, and stance constructions with evaluative, attitudinal, evidential and epistemic overtones. This volume brings together historical and crosslinguistic evidence from more than 20 different languages representing six different language families spanning the Asian continent and the Pacific and Indian oceans to elucidate the strategies and grammaticalization pathways that give rise to both referential and non-referential uses of nominalization constructions. This collection highlights the diversity of strategies and at the same time the robust cyclical nature of change within and across languages. The combined diachronic and typological analyses in this volume are particularly valuable for linguistic research on diachronic morphosyntax and linguistic ‘universals’, and are also an important supplementary cross-referencing tool for linguistic investigations of versatile and ubiquitous morphemes in under-documented languages.
[Typological Studies in Language, 96]  2011.  xvii, 796 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
xi–xiv
Acknowledgment to reviewers
xv–xvi
List of contributors
xvii–xviii
Introduction: Nominalization strategies in Asian languages
Foong Ha Yap, Karen Grunow-Hårsta and Janick Wrona
1–58
From light noun to nominalizer and more: The grammaticalization of zhe and suo in Old and Middle Chinese
Foong Ha Yap and Jiao Wang
61–108
On the polyfunctionality and grammaticalization of the morpheme kai in the Chaozhou dialect
Hui Ling Xu and Stephen Matthews
109–124
The Cantonese ge3
Joanna Ut-Seong Sio
125–146
On gerundive nominalization in Mandarin and Cantonese
Sze-Wing Tang
147–160
Nominalization in Tibeto-Burman languages of the Himalayan area: A typological perspective
Carol Genetti
163–194
Aspects of the historical development of nominalizers in the Tamangic languages
Michael Noonan
195–214
Innovation in nominalization in Magar: A Tibeto-Burman language of Nepal
Karen Grunow-Hårsta
215–254
Nominalization and nominalization-based constructions in Galo
Mark W. Post
255–288
Nominalization in Numhpuk Singpho
Stephen Morey
289–312
Nominalization in Nuosu Yi
Liu Hongyong and Gu Yang
313–342
Finite structures from clausal nominalization in Tibeto-Burman
Scott DeLancey
343–360
Linker, relativizer, nominalizer, tense-particle: On the Ezafe in West Iranian
Geoffrey L.J. Haig
363–390
Nominalization and stance marking in Korean
Seongha Rhee
393–422
A case of non-derived stand-alone nominalization: Evidence from Japanese
Janick Wrona
423–444
Nominalization in Okinawan: From a diachronic and comparative perspective
Rumiko Shinzato
445–472
Versatility of nominalizations: Where Japanese and Korean contrast
Kaoru Horie
473–496
The functions of -an and =ay in Kavalan
Fuhui Hsieh
499–522
Clausal nominalization in Budai Rukai
Li-May Sung
523–560
Nominalization in Saisiyat
Marie Meili Yeh
561–588
Rise and fall of referentiality: Articles in Philippine languages
Naonori Nagaya
589–626
Referential and non-referential uses of nominalization constructions in Malay
Foong Ha Yap
627–658
Expressing exclamatives in Malagasy
Eric Potsdam
659–684
Nominalizations in Toqabaqita and closely related languages
Frank Lichtenberk
685–720
Exclamatives and temporal nominalizations in Austronesian
Daniel Kaufman
721–754
Discourse-structuring functions of Abui demonstratives
František Kratochvíl
757–788
Index
789–794
Language index
795–796
“The editors and authors of this volume must be congratulated for the compilation of new, mainly undescribed, data on nominalization in Asian languages. Several rare phenomena stand out in the twenty-six chapter of the volume.”
“This is an excellent, data-rich volume that draws together many valuable synchronic and diachronic studies from a number of theoretical perspectives. It will be very useful for typologists as well as linguists working in several of the Asian and Pacific linguistic areas and language families, especially Sino-Tibetan, Austronesian, Korean, and Japanese.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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