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Complex Predicates
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Mengistu Amberber, Brett Baker, Mark Harvey
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-22 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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',
Argument Structure and Complex Predicates
Language: en
Pages: 247
Authors: Sara T. Rosen, Sara Thomas Rosen
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher: Garland Publishing

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The Structure of Complex Predicates in Urdu
Language: en
Pages: 245
Authors: Miriam Butt
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-07 - Publisher: Center for the Study of Language (CSLI)

This book takes a detailed look at two differing complex predicates in the South Asian language Urdu. The Urdu permissive in particular brings into focus the problem of the syntax-semantics mismatch. An examination of the syntactic properties of this complex predicate shows that it is formed by the combination of
Complex Predicates in Oceanic Languages
Language: en
Pages: 409
Authors: Isabelle Bril, Fran├žoise Ozanne-Rivierre
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-01-01 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

Serial verbs and complex predicates have a long history of research, yet there is comparatively little documentation on Oceanic languages. This volume presents new data for further typological studies. While previous research on serial verbs in Oceanic languages was mostly devoted to "core" serial constructions (with non-contiguous sV(o)sV(o) nuclei), this
Complex Predicates
Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: Leila Lomashvili
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-16 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

Complex predicates present different levels of complexity at the syntactic and morphological levels crosslinguistically. The focus of this book is a subset of these constructions (causative and applicative) in three polysynthetic languages of the South Caucasian language family, in which the functional morphology associated with the argument structure of these