• Gagauz right-branching propositions introduced by the element ani

    Author(s):
    Astrid Menz (see profile)
    Date:
    2001
    Subject(s):
    Linguistics, Syntax, Turkic linguistics
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    embedded clause, Gagauz
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6JW02
    Abstract:
    This article describes a set of right-branching dependent clauses based on finite predicates in Gagauz. These clause types have developed, as will be argued, under the influence of Bulgarian and Russian and have displaced the left-branching clauses of the Turkic type. All propositions are introduced by the junctor ani, which is used to introduce relative clauses, complement clauses, and clauses of purpose and reason. It is a polyfunctional unit and bears no semantic content. The semantic type of the clause introduced by ani thus has to be judged by the type of head it is dependent on and, in the case of clauses of reason or purpose, the mood of the clause's predicate.
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