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Serial Verbs

Claire Lefebvre

Serial Verbs

Grammatical, Comparative and Cognitive Approaches (Studies in the Sciences of Language Series, 8)

by Claire Lefebvre

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Published by John Benjamins Pub Co .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Verb,
  • Grammar,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Language,
  • Grammar, Comparative and gener,
  • Grammar, Comparative and general,
  • Linguistics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8577401M
    ISBN 10155619384X
    ISBN 109781556193842

    Chinese is classified as a serial language; however, according to the results obtained from the Lancaster Corpus of Mandarin Chinese only one out of five sentences contains serial verbs though Chinese is thought to have high frequency in serial verbs. In fact, the issue of serial or non-serial language is basically a matter of frequency. Size: KB. ON SERIAL VERBS AND VERBAL STATUS same with a serial verbal construction. For example, is a coordinate structure and it can be extended by 00b), whereas (11) which is a serial construction cannot be similarly extended by (10b): (10) (a) mo mú iwé; mo sì wá I took book ; I and camc 'I took a book and came home' (b) mo gbàgbé mú u wá.

    attested is four verbs. We will start byexamining the rules for ‘simple’serial verbs (V 1 þV 2), and will return to multiverb serialization in §5. The formal properties of Mwotlap SVCs can be stated according to the typological criteria and terminology set out in the Wrst chapter of this book. Serial verb constructions are characterised by two or more verbs acting together as a single predicate and marking a single event (Durie , Aikhenvald 4, Givón

    verbs has been established. Thus, serial verbs do not seem to be a coherent syn-tactic class, or, as Crowley () put it, “many authors are not fully explicit about what they mean by serial verbs, with some writers simply treating any verb-verb sequence as serial verbs as long as the second verb is not obviously marked as an infinitive”.   Serial verb constructions (SVCs) are a sequence of two or more verbs that act together similarly to a single verb (and might often be translated as a single verb in English). Note: my Ph.D. dissertation is about serial verbs, and specifically the.


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Serial Verbs by Claire Lefebvre Download PDF EPUB FB2

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. This book provides an in-depth typological account of the forms, functions, and histories of serial verb constructions.

Serial verbs, in which several verbs combine to form a single predicate, describe what is conceptualized as a single event. The verbs in the construction have the same tense, aspect, mood, modality, and evidentiality values, cannot be negated or questioned separately, Serial Verbs book.

Serial Verbs in Creoles "Series of adjacent verbs are frequently found in creoles. In some cases they look like English structures without coordinating elements (especially in mesolects and acrolects), but basilectal sentences display a distinctly different breakdown of the semantic structure of verbsAuthor: Richard Nordquist.

Serial verbs have been a subject of interest among linguists for some time. This outstanding book is the first to study the phenomenon across languages of different typological and genetic profiles. The authors, all experienced linguistic fieldworkers, follow a unified typological approach and avoid : Paperback.

In terms of their composition, serial verb constructions divide into asymmetrical and symmetrical. Serial Verbs book 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. Serial Verbs in Oceanic is a very rewarding book to read.

It is the breadth of coverage of topics in this book that is one of its biggest strengths, and what makes it so useful, particularly for those who are not primarily specialists in Ocean or Austronesian languages."--Linguist ListCited by: Sebba (cited under Monographs) is the first book-length study of serial verbs in a wide variety of languages outlining their general features and focusing on Sranan.

Wu (cited under Monographs) offers a brief overview of serial verb constructions, with a focus on Chinese. 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.

Serial verbs have to be distinguished from verb sequences of other kinds, including constructions with converbs and auxiliaries, and from verbal compounds. The book sets out cross-linguistic parameters of variation for serial verbs based on an inductive approach and discusses their synchronic and diachronic properties, functions, and : Alexandra Y.

Aikhenvald. Present Perfect Phrasal Verbs / 46 9. Two-Word Phrasal Verbs That Require an Additional Particle When Used with an Object, 1 / 53 Phrasal Verbs Used as Nouns, 1 / ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 1 online resource: illustrations: 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 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.

A serial verb construction is a monoclausal construction consisting of multiple independent verbs with no element linking them and with no predicate-argument relation between the verbs. (12) key components of the definition a.

construction b. monoclausal c. independent verbs d. no linking elementFile Size: KB. This book describes the diversity of serial verb constructions within Oceanic languages. Serial verb constructions are sequences of verbs placed one after another to express meanings which in other languages are typically expressed by means of single verbs.

To be honest though "Serial Veb" is a pretty vague definition, and some more fringe definitions would include the above, but yea, they should probably put more prototypical examples. (talk)27 March (UTC).

Book early to avoid disappointment. book something She booked a flight to Chicago. He booked tickets for his trip to New York. Most customers now book their holidays online. The performance is booked up (= there are no more tickets available). I'm sorry—we're fully booked.

(British English) I'd like to book a table for two for 8 o'clock tonight. Inappropriate The list (including its title or description) facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow Goodreads member or author.

Spam or Self-Promotional The list is spam or self-promotional. Incorrect Book The list contains an. Books shelved as action-verbs: Hello Ninja by N.D.

Wilson, Leap. by JonArno Lawson, Shake, Wiggle & Roll by Carli Davidson, Things to Do by Elaine Maglia. phrasal verbs +-book in. book on. book up. Definition and synonyms of book from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Education. This is the British English definition of American English definition of book.

Change your default dictionary to American English. Serial verbs have to be distinguished from verb sequences of other kinds, including constructions with converbs and auxiliaries, and from verbal compounds.

The book sets out cross-linguistic parameters of variation for serial verbs based on an inductive approach and discusses their synchronic and diachronic properties, functions, and histories. 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 by: 1 [intransitive, transitive] to arrange to have or use something on a particular date in the future; to buy a ticket in advance Book early to avoid disappointment.

book something She booked a flight to Chicago. The performance is fully booked (= there are no more tickets available). I'm sorry—we're booked solid. Book is not used if you do not have to pay in advance; instead use make a. 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 :