93 Object relative clauses

This feature is described more fully in chapter 93.


This feature concerns the expression of relative clauses whose head has the object 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 pronoun3912
Relative particle and gap163753
Relative particle and resumptive pronoun11415
Zero and gap53439
Zero and resumptive pronoun055
Verbal affix314

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