Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Robert W. Fried
This thesis uses the concepts of nexus and juncture, as articulated by Role and Reference Grammar, to examine complex verbal constructions found in four collected texts. These texts were collected from four Southern Turkmen (or Turkmen of Afghanistan) speakers. Through transcribing, glossing, and analyzing these texts, a number of complex predicates were identified. These were then described according to their various nexus juncture types. Three nexus juncture varieties were represented in the collected texts. These include clausal coordination, clausal subordination, and core cosubordination. Although not represented in the texts, it was possible to elicit three other provisional nexus juncture varieties. These include clausal cosubordination, as well as core coordination, and core cosubordination. No nuclear-level junctures were represented, nor were provisional examples able to be elicited.
Shaver, Nathaniel Andrew, "Complex predicates in Southern Turkmen: A Role and Reference Grammar analysis" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 4189.