Unusual Relatives: Free Relatives and Free Adjuncts in Turkish

Speaker Jaklin Kornfilt
Affiliaton(s) Syracuse University
Date 09.11.2021
Time 16:00 o'clock
Venue Online
Zoom link

9 November 2021, 4pm (UTC+1), Jaklin Kornfilt (Syracuse University) will give a talk about “Unusual Relatives: Free Relatives and Free Adjuncts in Turkish”.
The event is organized by the Turkic Linguistics Network Berlin-Brandenburg.

Jaklin Kornfilt will be present in Berlin, but due to pandemic restrictions the talk will be streamed via Zoom.

Zoom link: https://uni-potsdam.zoom.us/j/65143663521Password: 53692051

Password: 53692051


Turkish has two types of Free Relatives: a nominalized and a non-nominalized type. This talk will claim that neither type is a genuine Free Relative. The nominalized type is actually a "Light-headed Relative", with a silent pronominal head, while the non-nominalized type is a correlative, thus also involving a pronoun. The latter, non-nominalized type of Free Relatives will be distinguished from Free Adjuncts, which appear to be similar at first glance.