Serial Verbs

Grammatical, Comparative and Cognitive Approaches

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The papers in this volume offer several analyses of verb serialization written within various theoretical frameworks: grammatical, comparative and cognitive/functional. They cover a wide range of language families. All authors address two basic questions about verb serialization: First, what is the structure and thematic constitution of the construction? The answers to this question cover the spectrum of the options that are available in current grammatical theory. Second, what aspect of the grammar differentiates between languages which have serial constructions and those which do not? The specific proposals made by the authors are discussed by R. Larson in the concluding paper. Larson opens new perspectives for research on verb serialization by posing the following question: what analogues for verb serialization can be found in the more familiar grammatical apparatus of English? It is suggested that verb serialization finds a clear parallel in the secondary predicate structures of English.
[Studies in the Sciences of Language Series, 8]  1991.  viii, 210 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
vii
Misumalpan Verb Sequencing Constuctions
Kenneth L. Hale
1
Take Serial Verb Constructions in Fon
Claire Lefebvre
37
On the Relation of Serialization to Verb Extensions
Mark C. Baker
79
On Deriving Serial Verb Constructions
Yafei Li
103
Some Substantive Issues Concerning Verb Serialization: Grammatical vs. Cognitive Packaging
T. Givón
137
Some Issues in Verb Serialization
Richard K. Larson
185
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  91007128