Georg Ziegelmeyer / Norbert Cyffer (eds.): Aspects of Co- and Subordination [PDF]


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Case Studies from African, Slavonic, and Turkic Languages

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6 pp. Roman, 289 pp.
3 colour facsimile reproductions, numerous tables and charts

Text language: English

In this volume, linguists take on issues of co- and subordination in sentence structures. On the one hand these structures are defined by more or less predetermined rules in individual languages. Therefore, the rules may diverge from language to language. On the other hand, they are subject to general and ongoing processes of linguistic change. This may result in common concepts of co- and subordination patterns. It is also observed that in syntax some grammatical categories evolved earlier and others later.

The conceptualization of innovated categories also differs in languages. Intra-linguistic, areal, as well as universal developments are ascertained. Aspects of a Sprachbund may also come in. It can be generally concluded that contact-induced language change is a prominent feature in several co- and subordination strategies.

The study focuses principally on languages and language families in the wider West African Lake Chad region, but, in order to incorporate universal typological issues, contributions from the Turkic and Slavonic languages were included.


Georg Ziegelmeyer / Norbert Cyffer:

Lars Johanson:
Three kinds of clause junctors

Juliane Besters-Dilger:
Co- and subordination expressing causality in Slavonic languages

H. Ekkehard Wolff:
Clause linking in some Central-Chadic languages

Philip J. Jaggar:
Relational DA as a preposition, coordinator, and subordinator in Hausa – Polysemy or homophony?

Petr Zima:
Sprachbund and lingua franca as dynamic features – DA/NDA beyond Hausa

Doris Löhr:
Coding temporal subordination in Malgwa

Georg Ziegelmeyer:
Retention and innovation – On adverbial subordination in Gashua Bade

Andrew Haruna:
Co- and subordination in Gurdun

Ari Awagana:
Coordination et subordination en buduma

Norbert Cyffer:
GA, RO & Co – Strategies of complementation and subordination in Kanuri

Dmitry Bondarev:
Complex clauses in Old Kanembu/LG

Maarten Kossmann:
On relative clauses in Northern Songhay – Tuareg and Songhay components

Raymond Boyd:
Subordination from a Chamba-Daka perspective