Nominalization and nominalization-based constructions in Galo

Post, Mark W. (2011) Nominalization and nominalization-based constructions in Galo. In: Yap, Foong Ha, Grunow-Hårsta, Karen, and Wrona, Janick, (eds.) Nominalization in Asian Languages: diachronic and typological perspectives. Typological Studies in Language, 96 . John Benjamins Publishing, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, pp. 255-287.

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Abstract

This paper describes nominalization and nominalization-based construction in Galo, a Tibeto-Burman language of the Tani branch spoken in North East India. Nominalizers in Galo are divided into primary and secondary sets, while nominalization-based constructions are divided into two types: nominalized clauses and clausal nominalizations. Both primary and secondary nominalizers help form nominalized clauses, which are uninflected, exhibit a genitive subject, and enter into nominal complement and relative clause constructions. Clausal nominalizations are formed by primary nominalizers only, may be inflected, exhibit a nominative subject, and in general take on a more main clause-like structure and set of functions. Following this basic description, the diachronic origins of Galo nominalizers are discussed, and the Galo forms and patterns are situated in terms of a broader typology of nominalization in Tibeto-Burman.

Item ID: 15418
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: linguistics; historical linguistics; syntax; theoretical linguistics; typology
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ISBN: 978-90-272-0677-0
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2011 03:36
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950202 Languages and Literacy @ 100%
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