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Master Thesis

Les relatives du popoluca de Texistepec

Abstract : Texistepec Popoluca (or Texistepec Zoque or Texistepequeño) is an endangered Mixe- Zoquean Gulf-Zoquean language spoken in Texistepec (Veracruz, Mexico). This master’s dissertation describes its relative clauses through a corpus research based on the book Cuentos y colorados en popoluca de Texistepec, published by Søren Wichmann in 1996. The book includes traditional tales in the language and their Spanish translation, as well as an analytical glossary with all the words used in the tales. Texistepec Popoluca has a very productive system of relative clauses. Headed relative clauses are mostly postnominal except for some cases where they are prenominal. The language has free relative clauses of all three major types attested cross-linguistically. It also has light-headed relative clauses. The most used relativisation strategy is gapping with an enclitic relativiser clause-initially placed. Other strategies are asyndetic gapping, gapping using a complementiser, and relative pronouns. Texistepec Popoluca can relativise subjects, direct and indirect objects, and several obliques.
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Álvaro Díez Alejandre. Les relatives du popoluca de Texistepec. Linguistique. 2019. ⟨dumas-03219910⟩



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