Demonstratives and Grammaticalization: A Perspective from Modern Turkish

1st Edition

Metin Balpınar

Published February 12, 2019
Reference - 94 Pages
ISBN 9780367111465 - CAT# K407098

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Demonstratives and Grammaticalization offers an in-depth analysis of the demonstrative system in Turkish.

This book provides the first comprehensive analysis dealing with both the synchronic variations in Turkish demonstratives and their grammatical changes. It sheds light on the syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic properties of the demonstratives, systematically describes the various usages of these forms, and provides a unified explanation for the various accounts of their distribution. While the focus is on Turkish, this analysis contributes to our understanding of how a demonstrative system operates in a language with a three-way distinction.

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