Dependency and discourse-configurationality: a study of Avar

Rudnev, P., 2015, [S.l.]: [S.n.]. 254 p.

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  • Pavel Rudnev
The present thesis provides a detailed description of the syntactic and semantic properties of a number of related constructions in Avar, a Northeast Caucasian language. These include relativisation, wh-questions and focus sentences, all of which are created via a dependency between an abstract operator and a variable. In addition to the description a generative analysis is developed whereby the relative clause is treated as the structural core for the remaining constructions.
Translated title of the contributionAfhankelijkheid en discourse-configurationaliteit: een studie van het Avaars
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Hoeksema, Jacob, Supervisor
  • Zwart, Jan-Wouter, Supervisor
  • Aboh, E. (Enoch), Assessment committee, External person
  • Koster, Jan, Assessment committee
  • Polinsky, M. (Maria), Assessment committee, External person
Award date13-Apr-2015
Place of Publication[S.l.]
Print ISBNs978-90-367-7747-6
Electronic ISBNs978-90-367-7746-9
Publication statusPublished - 2015
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