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Books: Syntax/Oceanic: Brill, Ozanne-Rivierre (Eds)

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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 08:45:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: julia.ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Complex Predicates in Oceanic Languages: Brill, Ozanne-Rivierre (Eds)




Title: Complex Predicates in Oceanic Languages
Subtitle: Studies in the Dynamics of Binding and Boundness
Series Title: Empirical Approaches to Language Typology 29

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Mouton de Gruyter
		http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110181886-1&l=E

Editor: Isabelle Brill, LACITO-CNRS in Villejuif, France
Editor: Francoise Ozanne-Rivierre, LACITO-CNRS in Villejuif, France

Hardback: ISBN: 3110181886, Pages: xi, 398 pages, Price: Europe EURO 118.00
	 Comment: approx. US$ 142.00

			
Abstract:

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 volume contributes a more detailed
investigation of the "nuclear" type of complex predicates involving
contiguous sVV(o) nuclei. Complex predicates of the form VV may
correspond to two different syntactic structures, either co-ranking or
hierarchized (head-modifier).

Though the VV pattern does evidence a tendency to-wards structural
compression, often entailing the fusion of the argument structures of
two or more nuclei, yet it cannot be reduced to cases of
co-lexicalization, com-pounding or grammaticalization.

The data also show the "nuclear" type to be compatible with all types
of basic word orders (VSO, VOS, SVO, SOV), with no evidence that this
results from any word order change. This challenges the claim that
"nuclear" serialization correlates with verb-final order, and "core"
serialization with verb-medial order.


FROM THE CONTENTS:

Complex nuclei in Oceanic languages: contribution to an areal typology
ISABELLE BRIL

What do we really know about serial verb constructions in Austronesian
and Papuan languages?
GUNTER SENFT

Core-layer junctures in Saliba (Saliba Island, Milne Bay province of
Papua New Guinea)
ANNA MARGETTS

Serial and Complex Verb Constructions in Teop (North Bougainville)
JESSIKA REINIG

Chains of freedom: Constraints and creativity in the macro-verb
strategies of Mwotlap (Vanuatu)
ALEXANDRE FRAN�OIS

Serial and compound verbs in Anejom (Vanuatu)
JOHN LYNCH

Complex verb constructions and dependency-marking strategies in
N�l�mwa (New Caledonia)
ISABELLE BRIL

Complex predicate constructions in East Uvean (Wallis)
CLAIRE MOYSE-FAURIE

Serial verbs and complex constructions in Pileni (Solomon Islands)
�SHILD N�SS

Complex predicates in Tahitian: a particular case of qualitative
modification
MIROSE PAIA AND JACQUES VERNAUDON

Complex predicates and Juxtapositional Constructions in Samoan
ULRIKE MOSEL

The grammaticization of directional verbs in Oceanic languages
MALCOLM ROSS

The evolution of the verb 'take' in New Caledonian languages
FRAN�OISE OZANNE-RIVIERRE

Verbal compounds and lexical prefixes in the languages of New
Caledonia
FRAN�OISE OZANNE-RIVIERRE AND JEAN-CLAUDE RIVIERRE



Lingfield(s):	Historical Linguistics
		Syntax
		Typology

Language Family: Oceanic
		
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)


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