Relativization of Noun Phrase in Ho language
Keywords:Ho language, Relativization, Relative pronoun (or adverb), Participle, Noun Phrase, Accessibility Hierarchy
This paper aims to investigate relativization pertaining to the syntax of nominal modification in Ho. Language shows different strategies of relativization such as participial relative clause and relative pronoun (or adverb) clause. In addition, there are three possibilities of the head position; i) postnominal relative clause, ii) prenominal relative clause, and iii) internally headed relative clause. Moreover, Keenan and Comrie (1977) proposed the noun phrase accessibility hierarchy which they claim as a universal that languages vary with respect to which NP positions can be relativized and the variation is not random but is dependent on the other positions. Therefore, in this paper, we would like to present or explore relativization of noun phrase in Ho within the study of various aspects of relativization.
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