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The Interaction of Relativization and Noun Incorporation in Southern Hokkaidō Ainu

Elia Dal Corso    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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abstract

This paper focuses on relativization in Southern Hokkaidō Ainu. Specifically, evidential expressions constitute the scope of this study since within this semantic domain a morphosyntactic layout reminescent of internally-headed relative clauses (IHRCs) is found. Moreover, the structure of some evidential expressions suggests that what gives rise to an IHRC in those instances is classificatory noun incorporation (CNI). Following from past studies on Ainu, where IHRCs and CNI are never discussed, and with reference to cross-linguistic approaches to relativization and incorporation, this study addresses the interaction of these two processes in Southern Hokkaidō Ainu and suggests their reconsideration.

Published
July 3, 2020
Accepted
May 19, 2020
Submitted
Feb. 14, 2020
Language
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-429-5
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-428-8

Keywords: Complement clausesMorphosyntaxRelative clausesNoun incorporationAinu

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