Adverbial clauses in the Tsezic languages

Faculty/Professorship: General Linguistics  
Author(s): Forker, Diana; Comrie, Bernard; Khalilova, Zaira
Title of the compilation: Clause linkage in cross-linguistic perspective : data-driven approaches to cross-clausal syntax
Editors: Diesel, Holger; Gast, Volker
Publisher Information: Berlin : de Gruyter
Year of publication: 2012
Pages: 157-190
ISBN: 978-3-11-027646-6
Series ; Volume: Trends in linguistics, Studies and monographs
Language(s): English
This contribution summarizes and illustrates the most important types of converbs found in the Tzesic languages and describes their semantic, morphological and syntactic properties. In particular, various types of “crossclausal dependencies” as described by Gast & Diessel (this volume) are investigated, e.g. restrictions on coreference and extraction (“argumentrelated cross-clausal dependencies”) and the interpretation of scope-bearing operators such as tense, evidentiality, illocutionary force, and focus (“predicate-related cross-clausal dependencies”). In providing detailed analyses of such phenomena in a group of underresearched languages, we intend to make a contribution both to our understanding of linguistic variation in the domain of cross-clausal syntax and to our knowledge of the specific languages under investigation.
Type: Contribution to an Articlecollection
Year of publication: 13. February 2013