Nominalization in Asian Languages

Diachronic and typological perspectives

| Hong Kong Polytechnic University
| Hong Kong Polytechnic University
| Oxford University
ISBN 9789027206770 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027287243 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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
Acknowledgment to reviewers
List of contributors
Introduction: Nominalization strategies in Asian languages
Foong Ha Yap, Karen Grunow-Hårsta and Janick Wrona
From light noun to nominalizer and more: The grammaticalization of zhe and suo in Old and Middle Chinese
Foong Ha Yap and Jiao Wang
On the polyfunctionality and grammaticalization of the morpheme kai in the Chaozhou dialect
Hui Ling Xu and Stephen Matthews
The Cantonese ge3
Joanna Ut-Seong Sio
On gerundive nominalization in Mandarin and Cantonese
Sze-Wing Tang
Nominalization in Tibeto-Burman languages of the Himalayan area: A typological perspective
Carol Genetti
Aspects of the historical development of nominalizers in the Tamangic languages
Michael Noonan
Innovation in nominalization in Magar: A Tibeto-Burman language of Nepal
Karen Grunow-Hårsta
Nominalization and nominalization-based constructions in Galo
Mark W. Post
Nominalization in Numhpuk Singpho
Stephen Morey
Nominalization in Nuosu Yi
Liu Hongyong and Gu Yang
Finite structures from clausal nominalization in Tibeto-Burman
Scott DeLancey
Linker, relativizer, nominalizer, tense-particle: On the Ezafe in West Iranian
Geoffrey L.J. Haig
Nominalization and stance marking in Korean
Seongha Rhee
A case of non-derived stand-alone nominalization: Evidence from Japanese
Janick Wrona
Nominalization in Okinawan: From a diachronic and comparative perspective
Rumiko Shinzato
Versatility of nominalizations: Where Japanese and Korean contrast
Kaoru Horie
The functions of -an and =ay in Kavalan
Fuhui Hsieh
Clausal nominalization in Budai Rukai
Li-May Sung
Nominalization in Saisiyat
Marie Meili Yeh
Rise and fall of referentiality: Articles in Philippine languages
Naonori Nagaya
Referential and non-referential uses of nominalization constructions in Malay
Foong Ha Yap
Expressing exclamatives in Malagasy
Eric Potsdam
Nominalizations in Toqabaqita and closely related languages
Frank Lichtenberk
Exclamatives and temporal nominalizations in Austronesian
Daniel Kaufman
Discourse-structuring functions of Abui demonstratives
František Kratochvíl
Language index
“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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