The semantics of clause linking in Manambu

Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y. (2009) The semantics of clause linking in Manambu. In: Dixon, R.M.W., and Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y., (eds.) The Semantics of Clause Linking: a cross-linguistic typology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 118-144.

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Abstract

Linking clauses in Manambu involves a variety of means, including clause chaining, speech reports, conjoined dependent clauses, nominalizations, connectives, and apposition. Many clause linking techniques are polysemous; and some can be disambiguated if necessary. I start with an outline of typological features of Manambu, focusing on the parameters relevant for clause linking. I then turn to the clause linking techniques and their correlations with semantic types. The last section contains a brief summary.

Item ID: 9154
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: languages; cultures; contact
ISBN: 978-0-19-956722-5
Date Deposited: 05 May 2010 05:54
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200407 Lexicography @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950203 Languages and Literature @ 100%
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