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The syntax of prenominal relative clauses: A typological study

Tong Wu
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A typological overview is given of the syntax of prenominal relative clauses, based on a large number of languages of different families and areas and presented in a theory-neutral way. On the one hand, previous typological assumptions are tested against new data. On the other hand, the question is addressed to what extent prenominal relative clauses are ordinary or unusual, compared to other types of relative clauses, especially to postnominal ones.

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Received: 2010-10-30
Revised: 2011-09-07
Published Online: 2011-November
Published in Print: 2011-November

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