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Grammaticalisation of discourse marking elements in relative clauses

Hendery, Rachel


It is commonly accepted that the main sources of relative clause marking elements are demonstratives and interrogatives (Heine and Kuteva 2002). Some studies also mention other items as potential sources, including among others general nominalisers, possessive markers, general complementisers and indefinite elements (Lehmann 1984:367-381). There is, however, a source of relative clause markers that has received little or no attention in the literature, and this is what I will refer to here as...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Asia-Pacific Linguistics / Pacific Linguistics Press
Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Grammatical Change: theory and description


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