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Article: Relativization in Dàgáárè and its typological implications: Left-headed but internally-headed

TitleRelativization in Dàgáárè and its typological implications: Left-headed but internally-headed
Authors
KeywordsConstituency
Coordination
Gur
Head-external relative clauses
Head-internal relative clauses
Pied-piping
Typology
Issue Date2010
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/lingua
Citation
Lingua, 2010, v. 120 n. 4, p. 953-983 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article examines in detail the syntax of relativization in Dàgáárè, a Mabia (Oti-Volta) language of the Gur branch in the Niger-Congo family. The main aims of our investigation are twofold. The first is to describe a cluster of typologically interesting syntactic features of relativization in Dàgáárè in the light of the fact that no detailed description exists in the literature. The second is to demonstrate that relative clauses in Dàgáárè are head-internal relative clauses (HIRCs), even though they are, on the surface, postnominal relative clauses, like those in English. Thus, they are not of the in-situ type of HIRC that is well known in the literature. We call this type of relative clause a left-headed HIRC. This type of relativization has rarely been noticed cross-linguistically in the previous literature and therefore is of considerable significance for general linguistics, linguistic typology, as well as theoretical linguistics. Evidence comes from coordination in possessor relativization and PP relativization. Our discovery shows that Universal Grammar allows left-headed HIRCs as an option in addition to the more familiar types: in-situ HIRCs and head-external relative clauses (HERCs). © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/90288
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.768
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dc.contributor.authorHiraiwa, Ken_HK
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dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationLingua, 2010, v. 120 n. 4, p. 953-983en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0024-3841en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/90288-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines in detail the syntax of relativization in Dàgáárè, a Mabia (Oti-Volta) language of the Gur branch in the Niger-Congo family. The main aims of our investigation are twofold. The first is to describe a cluster of typologically interesting syntactic features of relativization in Dàgáárè in the light of the fact that no detailed description exists in the literature. The second is to demonstrate that relative clauses in Dàgáárè are head-internal relative clauses (HIRCs), even though they are, on the surface, postnominal relative clauses, like those in English. Thus, they are not of the in-situ type of HIRC that is well known in the literature. We call this type of relative clause a left-headed HIRC. This type of relativization has rarely been noticed cross-linguistically in the previous literature and therefore is of considerable significance for general linguistics, linguistic typology, as well as theoretical linguistics. Evidence comes from coordination in possessor relativization and PP relativization. Our discovery shows that Universal Grammar allows left-headed HIRCs as an option in addition to the more familiar types: in-situ HIRCs and head-external relative clauses (HERCs). © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/linguaen_HK
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dc.rightsLingua. Copyright © Elsevier BV.en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectConstituencyen_HK
dc.subjectCoordinationen_HK
dc.subjectGuren_HK
dc.subjectHead-external relative clausesen_HK
dc.subjectHead-internal relative clausesen_HK
dc.subjectPied-pipingen_HK
dc.subjectTypologyen_HK
dc.titleRelativization in Dàgáárè and its typological implications: Left-headed but internally-headeden_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailBodomo, A: abbodomo@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.lingua.2009.06.008en_HK
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