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LINGUIST List 21.2316

Fri May 21 2010

Books: Morphology/Syntax/Typology: Amberber, Baker, Harvey (Eds)

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Complex Predicates: Amberber, Baker, Harvey (Eds)

Message 1: Complex Predicates: Amberber, Baker, Harvey (Eds)
Date: 17-May-2010
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Complex Predicates: Amberber, Baker, Harvey (Eds)
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Title: Complex Predicates
Subtitle: Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Event Structure
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Editor: Mengistu Amberber
Editor: Brett Baker
Editor: Mark Harvey
Electronic: ISBN: 9780511718137 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 79.00 Comment: 9780511718137
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521886673 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 99.00 Comment: 9780521886673
Abstract:

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.

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.


Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): Amharic (amh)
                            Wolaytta (wal)
                            Warlpiri (wbp)
                            Wambaya (wmb)
Language Family(ies): Athapaskan

Written In: English (eng )

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