The Typology of Connectivity and Complex Constructions in Kurdish Dialects

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The chapter offers an overview of connectivity devices and complex constructions in Kurdish. It discusses coordination and chaining with attention to conjunctive/additive and focused conjunctive constructions, selected issues of alignment and coreferentiality, disjunctive and adversative constructions and sequentiality; relative clauses; complement clauses with attention to phasals, modals, manipulatives, desideratives, and complements of perception, knowledge, propositional attitude and utterance; and adverbial subordination including co-temporal, anterior and posterior, reason, purpose, concessive, and conditional constructions. The discussion points out broader areal features such as finiteness and the factuality distinction as well as a shared inventory of connectors, general traits of Kurdish, differences between the principal dialect groups and some specific regional and contact developments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural and Typological Variation in the Dialects of Kurdish
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages76
ISBN (Electronic)9783030788377
ISBN (Print)9783030788360
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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