Appendix : relative clause questionnaire

  • This questionnaire is intended as an aid to eliciting different relative clause types – restrictive, non-restrictive, free, cleft. We have taken care to include examples where the head plays a variety of grammatical functions in the relative clause (subject, object, indirect object, possessor, adjunct). We have also taken care to include examples where the relative clause is in different positions in the sentence: initial, medial and extraposed. The questionnaire is intended as a guide, only, as every language will have its own set of possibilities and complications. At the end of the questionnaire is a checklist, as well as some illustrative examples in English and Swahili of the basic relative clause types. While we had Bantu languages in mind in devising the questionnaire, we hope it could also be useful to linguists with an interest in other languages.

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Parent Title (English):Papers from the Workshop on Bantu Relative Clauses : [held in Paris on 8 - 9 January 2010] / Laura Downing, ... (eds.), Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin; ZASPil Vol. 53, S. 243-250
Publisher:Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of Completion:2010
Year of first Publication:2010
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/11/14
GND Keyword:Nicht-restriktiver Relativsatz; Restriktiver Relativsatz; Freier Relativsatz; Spaltsatz; Bantusprachen; Fragebogen; Feldlinguistik
Page Number:8
First Page:243
Last Page:250
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Syntax
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Sprachdokumentation/Feldlinguistik / Language documentation/Field linguistics
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:ZAS papers in linguistics : ZASPiL / ZASPiL 53 = Papers from the Workshop on Bantu Relative Clauses
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht