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Le syncrétisme adpositions/subordonnants. : Proposition de typologie syntaxique

Abstract : Languages frequently display subordinate clauses introduced with a morpheme similar in form with an adposition (preposition or postposition). The goal of this paper is to give a typological overview of those cases of syncretism adposition/subordinator, on the basis of the formal characteristics of the “subordinate clause”. Those types form a continuum between on one hand cases of a polyfunctional morpheme (functioning as adposition and subordinator) where the subordinate clauses presents the typical characteristics of a clause, and on the other hand cases where only the function of adposition can be analysed, when the “clause” is made comparable to a nominal phrase, through nominalization for instance.
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Françoise Rose. Le syncrétisme adpositions/subordonnants. : Proposition de typologie syntaxique. Faits de langues, Brill, 2006, 28, pp.205-216. ⟨halshs-00453573⟩



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