The study of relative clauses (RCs) in Sinitic has attracted considerable attention in the typological literature, especially because of the exceedingly rare correlation of Verb-Object order and prenominal relatives (see Tang 2006, Dryer 2013b). As to the structural differences of RCs within Sinitic, although previous studies have brought to light several key issues (see e.g. Liu 2005), there is much work yet to be done in this area. Basing on data from a convenience sample of 44 Sinitic languages, in this paper we will try to sketch a typology of relativisation in Sinitic languages according to two parameters, namely the position of the head and relativisation strategies. Also, we will highlight some meaningful correlations and implications constraining diversity in the domain of relativisation in Sinitic

Arcodia, G. (2017). Towards a typology of relative clauses in Sinitic: headedness and relativisation strategies. CAHIERS DE LINGUISTIQUE ASIE ORIENTALE, 46(1), 32-72 [10.1163/19606028-04601002].

Towards a typology of relative clauses in Sinitic: headedness and relativisation strategies

Arcodia, GF
2017

Abstract

The study of relative clauses (RCs) in Sinitic has attracted considerable attention in the typological literature, especially because of the exceedingly rare correlation of Verb-Object order and prenominal relatives (see Tang 2006, Dryer 2013b). As to the structural differences of RCs within Sinitic, although previous studies have brought to light several key issues (see e.g. Liu 2005), there is much work yet to be done in this area. Basing on data from a convenience sample of 44 Sinitic languages, in this paper we will try to sketch a typology of relativisation in Sinitic languages according to two parameters, namely the position of the head and relativisation strategies. Also, we will highlight some meaningful correlations and implications constraining diversity in the domain of relativisation in Sinitic
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Relative clause; Typology; Sinitic
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Arcodia, G. (2017). Towards a typology of relative clauses in Sinitic: headedness and relativisation strategies. CAHIERS DE LINGUISTIQUE ASIE ORIENTALE, 46(1), 32-72 [10.1163/19606028-04601002].
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