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Title: Relativization in Bengali
Authors: Morshed, Abul Kalam Manzur
Keywords: Indo-European Languages
Indo-Iranian Languages
Bengali
Issue Date: 1982
Publisher: University of Edinburgh
Abstract: The process of relativization has been investigated in the present study to determine the characteristics of different types of relative clause in Bengali, the distribution of relative pronouns and the movement of major constituents in the relative clause. Recent work in transformational grammar has been taken into account; but more emphasis is placed. on the descriptive framework of relative clauses than on the theoretical aspects. A short background, showing the development of Bengali and its major syntactic features, has been given in the introduction, where there, is also an account of different transformational studies that are relevant in explaining relative clauses. In the four chapters following the introduction, a detailed study has been made of the different types of noun phrase that can become the head of a relative clause in Bengali, the occurrence and distribution of relative pronouns in relative clauses, the nature of the relative pronouns, the different types of relative clause, and the relationship between relative clauses and complement constructions. The last two chapters (preceding the conclusion) deal with some theoretical aspects of relative clauses. In these chapters the movement and deletion of the major constituents in relative clauses and the clefting rules have been explained. A summary is given in the last chapter to show the findings of the present study.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11707/4563
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