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Serial Verb Constructions

A Cross-Linguistic Typology (Explorations in Linguistic Typology)

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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ContributionsAlexandra Y. Aikhenvald (Editor), R.M.W. Dixon (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages402
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Open LibraryOL7404949M
ISBN 100199279152
ISBN 109780199279159

Directional Serial Verb Constructions (Directional SVCs), which are a subset of Serial Verb Constructions (SVCs) in Thai and involve motion-related verbs, are studied in this paper. According to two syntactic tests, two phrase structural schemata are involved in Thai DirectionalFile Size: KB.   Serial Verb Constructions in Paraguayan Guarani. International Journal of American Linguistics pp. ff. This list is based on CrossRef data as of 31 march Pages:

These frame fourteen explorations of serial verb constructions and similar structures in languages from Asia, Africa, North, Central and South America, and the Pacific. Chapters on well-known languages such as Cantonese and Thai are set alongside the languages of small hunter-gatherer and slash-and-burn agriculturalist groups. SERIAL VERB CONSTRUCTIONS IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE Hui Yin University of Alberta Traditionally, the term serial verb construction refers to a sequence of verbs or verb phrases in a sentence in which there is no intervening conjunction. The English expression go eat, for example, might be considered as a kind of serialFile Size: KB.

(3) V book BEI3 Th Rpt ‘I passed him/her a/the book.’ 1 All examples in Cantonese are romanized following the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (). romanization scheme. Serial verb constructions in Austronesian and Papuan languages (review) Joel Bradshaw Oceanic Linguistics, Vol Number 2, December , pp. (Review) Published by University of Hawai'i Press DOI: For additional information about this article Access provided at 27 Mar GMT from Scholarly Communication.


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The serial verb construction, also known as (verb) serialization or verb stacking, is a syntactic phenomenon in which two or more verbs or verb phrases are strung together in a single clause. It is a common feature of many African, Asian and New Guinean languages. Serial verb constructions are often described as coding a single event; they can also be used to indicate concurrent or causally.

Serial Verb Constructions by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(5). Verb-verb compounds and serial Serial Verb Constructions book are two constructions that combine verbs into very 'tight' grammatical constructions.

They can be considered 'verb-combining' rather than 'clause-combining' constructions, since the result is a single clause." (Thomas E. Payne, Understanding English Grammar: A Linguistic Introduction. Cambridge University Author: Richard Nordquist.

This volume of new work explores the forms and functions of serial verbs. The introduction sets out the cross-linguistic parameters of variation, and the final chapter draws out a set of conclusions. These frame fourteen explorations of serial verb constructions and similar structures in languages from Asia, Africa, North, Central and South America, and the Pacific.

Serial verb constructions are a pervasive feature of isolating languages of Asia and West Africa, and are also found in the languages of the Pacific, South, Central and North America, most of them endangered.

Serial verbs have been a subject of interest among linguists for some : Paperback. 8. Serial Verb Constructions in Tariana, Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald 9. Serial Verb Constructions in Dumo, Andrew Ingram Serial Verb Constructions in Mwotlap, Alexandre Francois Serial Verbs in Tetun Dili, John Hajek Serial Verb Constructions in Toqabaqita, Frantisek Lichtenberk Serial Verbs in Olutec (Mixean), Roberto Zavala Author: Alexandra Y.

Aikhenvald. This volume of new work explores the forms and functions of serial verbs. The introduction sets out the cross-linguistic parameters of variation, and the final chapter draws out a set of conclusions. These frame fourteen explorations of serial verb constructions and similar structures in Price: $ Serial Verb Constructions: A Cross-Linguistic Typology (Explorations in Linguistic Typology) - Kindle edition by Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y., Dixon, R.M.W.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Serial Verb Constructions: A Cross-Linguistic Typology (Explorations in Linguistic Typology).Manufacturer: Oxford University Press.

Serial verb constructions, or serial verbs, are sequences of verbs without any overt marker of coordination, subordination, or syntactic dependency of any sort. Serial verbs are monoclausal constructions describing what is conceptualized as a single event.

They share prosodic properties with monoverbal constructions. Serial verb constructions are a pervasive feature of isolating languages of Asia and West Africa, and are also found in the languages of the Pacific, South, Central and North America, most of them endangered.

Serial verbs have been a subject of interest among linguists for some time. Though it is not a systematic typological survey, the combined insights from the various chapters give a very rich perspective on this phenomenon, involving a host of typologically diverse constructions, including serial verb constructions, auxiliaries, co-verbs, phasal verbs, incorporated verbs, etc.

Aikhenvald's long introduction puts the. for serial verb constructions are advised to first read Chap and then turn to Chapter 1 for a more detailed exposition of relevant analytical problems and the discussion of parameters for the classification of serial verbs—including divisionFile Size: 2MB.

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Lowest price and Replacement Guarantee. Cash On Delivery Available. Introduction Serial verb construction (SVC) The first time the term serial verb construction (henceforth SVC) was employed was to describe a construction in Akan the Kwa language spoken in West Africa (Stewart, ).Then, the term was extended to describe similar constructions in geographically close languages, such as Yoruba (Stahlke, ) or other languages that are Cited by: 2.

These guidelines are intended for linguists working on a comprehensive grammar of a language. They provide orientation to the questions to be addressed in order to establish a complete picture of serial verb constructions.

Ideally, the analysis of serial verb constructions ought to deal with as many as possible of the topics listed below. These points will be useful for linguists working on Author: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald. most common features of Shabaki serial verb constructions.

1 Introduction A serial verb co nstruction (SVC) is a sequence of two or more verbs strun g together without anAuthor: Abbas Sultan.

Serial Verb Constructions A Cross-Linguistic Typology Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R.M.W. Dixon Explorations in Linguistic Typology.

A serial verb construction is a sequence of verbs which acts together as one. This oustanding book is the first to study the phenomenon across languages of different typological and genetic profiles.

serial verb construction in §2, and list ten generalizations in §4. The major argument-role types of serial verb constructions Before moving on to the definition of serial verb constructions, I will cite a few more additional examples of SVCs from a range of diverse languages.

The examples are arranged by argument-role Size: KB. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xvi, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Contents: 1. Serial verbs: The framework What serial verbs are like Defining a serial verb Serial verb constructions in the history of linguistics What this book is about empirical basis, and conventions used Appendix: How serial verb.

Get this from a library. Serial verb constructions in Austronesian and Papuan languages. [Gunter Senft; Australian National University.

Pacific Linguistics.;] -- "This volume of new work explores the nature of verb serialisation in a range of languages from the Pacific region - both Austronesian and non-Austronesian.

Serial verbs can be described. Abstracts Serial Verb Constructions in Dyirbal R. M. W. Dixon Cairns Insitute, James Cook University. Abstract. Both symmetrical and asymmetrical types of serial verb constructions can be recognized for the Australian language Dyirbal; all verbs in a serial verb construction agree in .Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more.In terms of their composition, serial verb constructions divide into asymmetrical and symmetrical.

Asymmetrical serial verbs consist of a minor component from a closed class of verbs, and a major component from an open class; this is the head of the construction. Symmetrical serial verbs consist of several components from open : Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald.