Reanalysis in Hungarian Comparative Subclauses

Bácskai-Atkári, Júlia (2013) Reanalysis in Hungarian Comparative Subclauses. In: Approaches to Hungarian 13: Papers from the 2011 Lund Conference. Benjamins, Amsterdam, pp. 1-23. ISBN 9781299865259


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My paper presents a diachronic study of the Left Periphery of Hungarian comparative subclauses, primarily focussing on the development of the complementisers and the operator. Adopting a cartographic approach, I will show that there were two main interrelated processes at work in the development of these subclauses, changing the initial configuration of hogy ‘that’ as a complementiser to a new one having mint ‘than’ as a C head, possibly followed by an overt operator. These two processes involve the reanalysis of mint from an operator to a complementiser by way of the relative cycle, and the appearance of new overt comparative operators due to a change in the deletion of the operator (Comparative Deletion).

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > P0 Philology. Linguistics / filológia, nyelvészet
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PH Finno-Ugrian, Basque languages and literatures / finnugor és baszk nyelvek és irodalom > PH04 Hungarian language and literature / magyar nyelv és irodalom
Depositing User: Dávid Timár
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 10:40
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2014 10:40

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