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The Resource Complex predicates : cross-linguistic perspectives on event structure, edited by Mengistu Amberber, Brett Baker, and Mark Harvey

Complex predicates : cross-linguistic perspectives on event structure, edited by Mengistu Amberber, Brett Baker, and Mark Harvey

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Complex predicates : cross-linguistic perspectives on event structure
Title
Complex predicates
Title remainder
cross-linguistic perspectives on event structure
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mengistu Amberber, Brett Baker, and Mark Harvey
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Complex predicates are multipredicational, but monoclausal structures. They have proven problematic for linguistic theory, particularly for proposed distinctions between the lexicon, morphology, and syntax. This volume focuses on the mapping from morphosyntactic structures to event structure, and in particular, the constraints on possible mappings. The volume showcases the 'coverb construction' a complex predicate construction which, though widespread, has received little attention in the literature. The coverb construction contrasts with more familiar serial verb constructions. The coverb construction generally maps only to event structures like those of monomorphemic verbs, whereas serial verb constructions map to a range of event structures differing from those of monomorphemic verbs. The volume coverage is truly cross-linguistic, including languages from Australia, Papua New Guinea, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, East Africa and North America. The volume establishes a new arena of research in event structure, syntax, and cross-linguistic typology"--Provided by publisher
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Dewey number
415/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1961-
  • 1967-
  • 1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Amberber, Mengistu
  • Baker, Brett J.
  • Harvey, Mark
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  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
Label
Complex predicates : cross-linguistic perspectives on event structure, edited by Mengistu Amberber, Brett Baker, and Mark Harvey
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: complex predicates Mengistu Amberber, Brett Baker and Mark Harvey; 2. Complex predicate formation Brett Baker and Mark Harvey; 3. The light verb jungle: still hacking away Miriam Butt; 4. Events and serial verb constructions William A. Foley; 5. Cotemporal serial verb constructions in White Hmong Nerida Jarkey; 6. Activity incorporates in some Athabaskan languages Keren Rice; 7. Warlpiri verbs of change and causation: the thematic core Mary Laughren; 8. Complex predicates in Wambaya: detaching predicate composition from syntactic structure Rachel Nordlinger; 9. Compound verbs and ideophones in Wolaitta revisited Azeb Amha; 10. The structure of the light verb construction in Amharic Mengistu Amberber; Author index; Language index; Subject index
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ocn642206089
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1 online resource (viii, 322 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780521886673
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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illustrations
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)642206089
Label
Complex predicates : cross-linguistic perspectives on event structure, edited by Mengistu Amberber, Brett Baker, and Mark Harvey
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: complex predicates Mengistu Amberber, Brett Baker and Mark Harvey; 2. Complex predicate formation Brett Baker and Mark Harvey; 3. The light verb jungle: still hacking away Miriam Butt; 4. Events and serial verb constructions William A. Foley; 5. Cotemporal serial verb constructions in White Hmong Nerida Jarkey; 6. Activity incorporates in some Athabaskan languages Keren Rice; 7. Warlpiri verbs of change and causation: the thematic core Mary Laughren; 8. Complex predicates in Wambaya: detaching predicate composition from syntactic structure Rachel Nordlinger; 9. Compound verbs and ideophones in Wolaitta revisited Azeb Amha; 10. The structure of the light verb construction in Amharic Mengistu Amberber; Author index; Language index; Subject index
Control code
ocn642206089
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 322 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521886673
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)642206089

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