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Books: Morphology/Syntax/Typology: Aikhenvald, Muysken (Eds)

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        1.     Els van Egmond , Multi-verb Constructions: Aikhenvald, Muysken (Eds)

Message 1: Multi-verb Constructions: Aikhenvald, Muysken (Eds)
Date: 24-Mar-2011
From: Els van Egmond <egmondebrill.nl>
Subject: Multi-verb Constructions: Aikhenvald, Muysken (Eds)
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Title: Multi-verb Constructions
Subtitle: A View from the Americas
Series Title: Brill's Studies in the Indigenous Languages of the Americas
Published: 2011
Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.nl

Editor: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
Editor: Pieter C. Muysken
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004194526 Pages: 334 Price: U.S. $ 153
Abstract:

One of the most complex topics in the study of the indigenous languages of
the Americas, and indeed in the study of any language set, is the complex
behaviour of multi-verb constructions. In many languages, several verbs can
co-occur in a sentence, forming a single predicate. This book contains a
first survey of such constructions in languages of North, Middle, and South
America. Though it is not a systematic typological survey, the combined
insights from the various chapters give a very rich perspective on this
phenomenon, involving a host of typologically diverse constructions,
including serial verb constructions, auxiliaries, co-verbs, phasal verbs,
incorporated verbs, etc. Aikhenvald's long introduction puts the chapters
into a single perspective.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng )

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