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|Title: ||Towards an Alternative Description of Incomplete Sentences in Agglutinative Languages|
|Authors: ||Ido, Shinji Ido|
|Keywords: ||incomplete sentences;agglutinative languages;Turkish;Uzbek;Tajik;Bukharan Tajik;Japanese;information structure;sentence form|
|Issue Date: ||2001|
|Publisher: ||University of Sydney. European, Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Studies|
|Abstract: ||This thesis analyses 'incomplete sentences' in languages which utilise distinctively agglutinative components in their morphology. In the grammars of the languages dealt with in this thesis, there are certain types of sentences which are variously referred to as 'elliptical sentences' (Turkish eksiltili cümleler), 'incomplete sentences' (Uzbek to'liqsiz gaplar), 'cut-off sentences' (Turkish kesik cümleler), etc., for which the grammarians provide elaborated semantic and syntactic analyses. The current work attempts to present an alternative approach for the analysis of such sentences. The distribution of morphemes in incomplete sentences is examined closely, based on which a system of analysis that can handle a variety of incomplete sentences in an integrated manner is proposed from a morphological point of view. It aims to aid grammarians as well as researchers in area studies by providing a simple description of incomplete sentences in agglutinative languages. The linguistic data are taken from Turkish, Uzbek, and Japanese, with special reference to (Bukharan) Tajik.|
|Rights and Permissions: ||Copyright Ido, Shinji Ido;http://www.library.usyd.edu.au/copyright.html|
|Appears in Collections:||Sydney Digital Theses (Open Access)|
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