Correlatives Cross-Linguistically

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  • Editor: Anikó Lipták1
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027289421

This volume brings together recent work in generative syntax on <i>correlative relative constructions</i>. Greatly expanding on the Hindi-oriented scope of previous studies, it describes and analyzes correlative constructions in a range of languages, such as Basque, Dutch, Hungarian, Polish, Sanskrit, Serbo-Croatian and Tibetan, in comparison to correlativization in Hindi. The articles zoom in on three areas of interest: firstly, the similarities and differences between correlatives and other wh- and relative constructions; secondly, the derivation of correlative constructions and the position correlative clauses occupy in the host clause and thirdly, the matching effects that characterize the pairings between relative phrases and demonstrative phrases. The studies presented here will appeal to researchers and students with an interest in syntax in general and relativization strategies in particular.

Subjects: Generative linguistics; Syntax; Theoretical linguistics

  • Affiliations: 1: Leiden University

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