Article published in:Nominalization in Asian Languages: Diachronic and typological perspectives
Edited by Foong Ha Yap, Karen Grunow-Hårsta and Janick Wrona
[Typological Studies in Language 96] 2011
► pp. 473–496
Versatility of nominalizations
Where Japanese and Korean contrast
This paper presents a contrastive analysis of Japanese and Korean nominalized constructions, i.e. (I) Head Internal Relatives (HIRs) and (II) Sentence-final nominalized constructions. Japanese HIRs are shown to manifest a greater degree of cross-constructional extension than their Korean counterparts. Sentence-final nominalized constructions, which take on various pragmatic-semantic functions, also display a parallel cross-linguistic contrast in terms of interpretive versatility. This paper argues that these cross-linguistic contrasts are correlated with the differential degrees of functional extension of non-conclusive verb forms as nominal, and finally with the differential preferences toward noun-oriented structures between Japanese and Korean.
Published online: 29 June 2011
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