This paper discusses relative clauses (RCs) in Marori, showing that this language unusually has almost all of relative clause types, from headed/headless, externally/internally headed, single-/double-headed, to pre-/post-head, to attached/detached RCs. Special attention is given to internally headed relative clauses (IHRC). It is argued that Marori IHRCs are of the restrictive or non-maximalising type, which accounts for certain intriguing properties, such as their indefiniteness constraints and the possibility for RC stacking.
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||Joint 2016 Conference on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar and Lexical Functional Grammar - Warsaw, Poland|
Duration: 1 Jan 2016 → …
|Conference||Joint 2016 Conference on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar and Lexical Functional Grammar|
|Period||1/01/16 → …|