Aspects of the Historical Development of Nominalizers in the Tamangic Languages

Noonan, Michael

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The Tamagic languages are notable for the extensive use made of nominalized clauses and nominalizations generally within their grammars. This state of affairs is most fully developed in Chantyal. A brief summary of this topic is provided in the second section of this essay. Mainly, this paper aims to discuss some issues concerning the historical development of nominalizations within the Tamangic family. In Section 2, the author rovides a bit of background information concerning the form and function of nominalizations within this group, followed by a discussion in Section 3 of some historical developments affecting nominalizations.

Document type: Article
Date: 2008
Version: Primary publication
Date Deposited: 12 December 2008
DDC-classification: Other languages
Controlled Subjects: Tamang-Sprache, Nominalisierung
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tamang-Sprachfamilie , Substantivierung, Tamang Languages Family , Nominalization , Nominalizer
Subject (classification): Linguistics
Countries/Regions: Nepal
Series: People > Electronic Publications by Michael Noonan
Volume: 20