This study examines the historical development of light verbs in Indo-Aryan. I investigate the origins of the modern Indo-Aryan compound verb construction, and compare this construction with other light verb constructions in Indo-Aryan. Examination of the antecedents of the Indo-Aryan compound verb construction alongside other Indo-Aryan light verb constructions, combined with analysis of lexical and morphosyntactic differences between the compound verb systems of two Indo-Aryan languages (Hindi and Nepali), demonstrate that light verbs are not a stable or unchanging part of grammar, but rather undergo a variety of changes, including reanalysis as tense/aspect auxiliaries.
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2020. Predicate derivations in Thulung. Journal of South Asian Languages and Linguistics 7:1 ► pp. 57 ff.
Lemmens, Maarten & Kalyanamalini Sahoo
2019. Rise and be surprised: Aspectual profiling and mirativity in Odia light verb constructions. Cognitive Linguistics 30:1 ► pp. 123 ff.
2018. Pritha Chandra Richa Srishti: The Lexicon–Syntax Interface: Perspectives from South Asian languages. (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today; 209)
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2016. Reinterpretation and Classification of Light Verb in Hindi. Journal of Indian Studies 21:1 ► pp. 109 ff.
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