Nominalization and nominalization-based constructions in Galo

Post, Mark William (2011). Nominalization and nominalization-based constructions in Galo. In: Yap, Foong Ha; Grunow-Harsta, Karen; Wrona, Janick (eds.) Nominalization in Asian Languages: Diachronic and Typological Perspectives (pp. 255-287). Amsterdam: John Benjamins

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This paper describes nominalization and nominalization-based constructions in Galo, a Tibeto-Burman language of the Tani branch spoken in North East India. Nominalizers in Galo are divided into primary and secondary sets, while nominalization-based constructions are divided into two types: nominalized clauses and clausal nominalizations. Both primary and secondary nominalizers help form nominalized clauses, which are uninflected, exhibit a genitive subject, and enter into nominal complement and relative clause constructions. Clausal nominalizations are formed by primary nominalizers only, may be inflected, exhibit a nominative subject, and in general take on a more main clause-like structure and set of functions. Following this basic description, the diachronic origins of Galo nominalizers are discussed, and the Galo forms and patterns are situated in terms of a broader typology of nominalization in Tibeto-Burman.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Linguistics

UniBE Contributor:

Post, Mark William

Subjects:

400 Language > 410 Linguistics

ISBN:

978-90-272-0677-0

Publisher:

John Benjamins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Maxwell Perkins Phillips

Date Deposited:

19 May 2015 15:29

Last Modified:

19 May 2015 15:29

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.68466

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/68466

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