A new type of relative clause in Cantonese
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AbstractIn this paper we describe a form of relative clause in Cantonese which has not previously been described. In a set of relative clauses elicited from children and adults in a production experiment, the head noun has the role of patient. We suggest that these are subject relative clauses involving a form of locative inversion. The aspect marker zyu6 is consistent with locative inversion as analysed by Mok (1992) and Pan (1996) in which an unaccusative construction is derived.
Acceptance Date20/09/2017
All Author(s) ListLau Elaine, Stephen Matthews
Journal name中國語文通訊 = Current Research in Chinese Linguistics
Volume Number97
Issue Number1
Pages233 - 243
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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