Nominalization in Asian Languages
Diachronic and typological perspectives
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.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Preface | pp. xi–xiv
Acknowledgment to reviewers | pp. xv–xvi
List of contributors | pp. xvii–xviii
Introduction: Nominalization strategies in Asian languagesFoong Ha Yap, Karen Grunow-Hårsta and Janick Wrona | pp. 1–58
From light noun to nominalizer and more: The grammaticalization of zhe and suo in Old and Middle ChineseFoong Ha Yap and Jiao Wang | pp. 61–108
On the polyfunctionality and grammaticalization of the morpheme kai in the Chaozhou dialectHui Ling Xu and Stephen Matthews | pp. 109–124
The Cantonese ge3Joanna Ut-Seong Sio | pp. 125–146
On gerundive nominalization in Mandarin and CantoneseSze-Wing Tang | pp. 147–160
Nominalization in Tibeto-Burman languages of the Himalayan area: A typological perspectiveCarol Genetti | pp. 163–194
Aspects of the historical development of nominalizers in the Tamangic languagesMichael Noonan | pp. 195–214
Innovation in nominalization in Magar: A Tibeto-Burman language of NepalKaren Grunow-Hårsta | pp. 215–254
Nominalization and nominalization-based constructions in GaloMark W. Post | pp. 255–288
Nominalization in Numhpuk SingphoStephen Morey | pp. 289–312
Nominalization in Nuosu YiLiu Hongyong and Gu Yang | pp. 313–342
Finite structures from clausal nominalization in Tibeto-BurmanScott DeLancey | pp. 343–360
Linker, relativizer, nominalizer, tense-particle: On the Ezafe in West IranianGeoffrey L.J. Haig | pp. 363–390
Nominalization and stance marking in KoreanSeongha Rhee | pp. 393–422
A case of non-derived stand-alone nominalization: Evidence from JapaneseJanick Wrona | pp. 423–444
Nominalization in Okinawan: From a diachronic and comparative perspectiveRumiko Shinzato | pp. 445–472
Versatility of nominalizations: Where Japanese and Korean contrastKaoru Horie | pp. 473–496
The functions of -an and =ay in KavalanFuhui Hsieh | pp. 499–522
Clausal nominalization in Budai RukaiLi-May Sung | pp. 523–560
Nominalization in SaisiyatMarie Meili Yeh | pp. 561–588
Rise and fall of referentiality: Articles in Philippine languagesNaonori Nagaya | pp. 589–626
Referential and non-referential uses of nominalization constructions in MalayFoong Ha Yap | pp. 627–658
Expressing exclamatives in MalagasyEric Potsdam | pp. 659–684
Nominalizations in Toqabaqita and closely related languagesFrank Lichtenberk | pp. 685–720
Exclamatives and temporal nominalizations in AustronesianDaniel Kaufman | pp. 721–754
Discourse-structuring functions of Abui demonstrativesFrantišek Kratochvíl | pp. 757–788
Index | pp. 789–794
Language index | pp. 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.”
Matthias Gerner, City University of Hong Kong, in Language and Linguistics 13(4): 803-844, 2012
“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.”
David Bradley, La Trobe University, in Anthropological Linguistics 55(1): 92-98, 2013
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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General