Valence adjusting operations in modern Uyghur


  • Abuduxikeer Aierken School of Chinese Ethnic Minority Languages and Literatures, Minzu University of China


adjusting, grammatical devices, operations, Uyghur, valence


Valence has been considered as both a semantic and syntactic notion in linguistic study. Through valence adjusting, interchanges between semantic roles and grammatical roles would happen to facilitate the language. For example, increasing of syntactic valence can upgrade a peripheral participate to center stage of the clause. Languages typically have various ways of adjusting valence of a clauses. As is the case for many languages, Uyghur possesses rich morph syntactic means through which the valence of a clause can be changed. Uyghur adjusts valence through voice, as it is one of kinds of universal operations to adjust valence. However, being an agglutinative language, Uyghur exhibits many morphological means to adjust valence. This paper analyzes valence adjusting operations in modern Uyghur grammar.


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Aierken, A. (2021). Valence adjusting operations in modern Uyghur. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture, 7(4), 317-326.



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