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.
|Title of host publication||Structural and Typological Variation in the Dialects of Kurdish|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||76|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2022|
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