92 Subject relative clauses

This feature is described more fully in chapter 92.


This feature (based on WALS feature 122, by Bernard Comrie and Tania Kuteva)concerns the expression of relative clauses whose head has the subject role in the relative clause. A relative clause is defined as a clause that helps narrow the reference of a noun (the head) and in which the referent of the noun head has a semantic role. Relative clauses can be marked by a particle or be left unmarked (zero). The role of the head inside the relative clause can be indicated by a gap (no overt expression), or by a resumptive pronoun. The relative clause and the head’s role may also be marked by the same element a relative pronoun. Relative pronouns are forms that have different subject/object forms or can be combined with an adposition. The non-reduction type subsumes the three minor types of Feature 7 (internally headed, correlative, adjoined).


Susanne Maria Michaelis, Martin Haspelmath and the APiCS Consortium


Relative pronoun5712
Relative particle and gap203252
Relative particle and resumptive pronoun3912
Zero and gap42529
Zero and resumptive pronoun2911
Verbal affix123

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