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Agreement and Its Placement in Turkic Nonsubject Relative Clauses

Jaklin Kornfilt

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Syntax

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780195136517
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195136517.013.0012

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

 Agreement and Its Placement in Turkic Nonsubject Relative Clauses

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This article examines nonsubject relative clauses (RCs) in Turkic languages. It shows that all three types of nonsubject RCs in Turkish are amenable to a Kayneian derivation, in which the target of the RC moves to Spec/CP, and where the clause remnant moves leftward to Spec/DP or Spec/DemP. The article proposes the use of a Principles-and-Parameters version of government and binding theory in the analysis of RCs.

Keywords: relative clauses; Turkic languages; Kayneian derivation; government and binding; clause remnant

Article.  11636 words. 

Subjects: Linguistics ; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology ; Language Families

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