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Title: Serial Verb Constructions
Subtitle: A Cross-Linguistic Typology
Edited By: Chia-jung Pan
R. M. W. Dixon
Series Title: Explorations in Linguistic Typology

A serial verb construction (sometimes just called serial verb) is a
sequence of verbs which acts together as one. This oustanding book is the
first to study the phenomenon across languages of different typological and
genetic profiles. The authors, all experienced linguistic fieldworkers,
follow a unified typological approach and avoid formalisms. The book will
interest students, at graduate level and above, of syntax, typology,
language universals, information structure, and language contact, in
departments of linguistics and anthroplogy.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199279152
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 400
Prices: U.K. £ 60.00
U.S. $ 115.00