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Title: South Asian perspectives on relative-correlative constructions
Authors: Coupe, Alexander Robertson
Keywords: DRNTU::Humanities::Language
South Asian Languages
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Coupe, A. R. (2018). South Asian perspectives on relative-correlative constructions. The 51st International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics.
Abstract: This paper discusses relativization strategies used by South Asian languages, with the focus falling on relative-correlative constructions. The bi-clausal relative-correlative structure is believed to be native to Indo-Aryan languages and has been replicated by Austroasiatic, Dravidian and Tibeto-Burman languages of South Asia through contact and convergence, despite the non-Indic languages of the region already having a participial relativization strategy at their disposal. Various permutations of the relative-correlative construction are discussed and compared to the participial relativization strategies of South Asian languages, and functional reasons are proposed for its widespread diffusion and distribution.
Rights: © 2018 The Author (s) . All rights reserved. This paper was published in The 51st International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics and is made available with permission of The Author (s).
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