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Title: An alternative description of incomplete sentences in Turkish and other agglutinative languages
Author: Shinji Ido
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Homepage: http://ido.ifdef.jp/
Institution: Nagoya University
Linguistic Field: Morphology
Subject Language Family: Turkic; Southwest Western Iranian; Unclassified Indo-Iranian
Abstract: This paper analyses 'incomplete sentences' in Turkish and other languages which utilise distinctively agglutinative components in their morphology. /L/In the grammars of the languages dealt with in this paper, 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./L/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 and (Bukharan) Tajik, with some reference to Japanese. A potential computational application of the system is also discussed.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Turkic Languages, vol 6, no 2.


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