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Title: Complex Predicates
Written By: Alex Alsina
Joan Bresnan
Peter Sells

Complex predicates can be defined as predicates that are composed of more than one grammatical element (either morphemes or words), each of which contributes a nontrivial part of the information of the complex predicate. The papers collected in this volume represent a variety of approaches to the question of the range and nature of complex predicates, and draw on data from a wide spectrum of languages. This collection develops a better understanding of the range of phenomena that a general theory of complex predicates would have to account for, and to see what kinds of linguistic ideas and methodologies would be necessary for such a task.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: CSLI Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1575860473
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 514

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1575860465
ISBN-13: N/A