The Syntax of Serial Verbs

An investigation into serialisation in Sranan and other languages

ISBN 9789027252227 (Eur) | EUR 105.00
ISBN 9780915027958 (USA) | USD 158.00
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This monograph is about the chains of verbs commonly found in Creole Languages, West African languages, in particular the Kwa sub-group of Niger-Congo, Chinese and certain other languages and have acquired the name of 'serial verbs' in the literature. As a case study, the serial constructions of Sranan, a creole language of Surinam with an English lexical base, are examined in detail.
[Creole Language Library, 2]  1987.  xv, 218 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
1. In Search of Serial Verbs
2. Serial Verbs in Sranan
3. The Syntax of Serialisation
4. Serial verbs in other languages
5. Conclusion
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