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Title: Multi-verb Constructions
Subtitle: A View from the Americas
Edited By: Chia-jung Pan
Pieter C. Muysken
Series Title: Brill's Studies in the Indigenous Languages of the Americas
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Syntax
Typology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789004194526
Pages: 334
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