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Complex predicate constructions and the semantics of simple verbs

William Croft

in Verbs: Aspect and Causal Structure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199248582
eISBN:
9780191740657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248582.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 8, “Complex predicate constructions and the semantics of simple verbs”, compares the semantic possibilities of certain complex predicate constructions in order to gain a better understanding ... More


‘We can’t say it with one word’: multiverb constructions

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Languages of the Amazon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

In many languages of the world, several verbs combine to form a single predicate of one clause. These monoclausal sequences vary in their forms, and in their meanings. The verbs may appear in their ... More


Khalkha Mongolian

Jan-Olof Svantesson

in The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.003.0022
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter gives an introduction to the basic structures of Khalkha Mongolian, most of which are similar to those of Mongolian proper in general. Segmental phonology (vowels and consonants) and ... More


Complex constructions in the Transeurasian languages

Andrej Malchukov and Patryk Czerwinski

in The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.003.0036
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

The chapter deals with complex constructions in the Transeurasian languages, including complement, relative, and adverbial clauses, as well as paratactic constructions. The dominant strategy of ... More


Clause linking

Gerjan van Schaaik

in The Oxford Turkish Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851509
eISBN:
9780191886102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851509.003.0027
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Syntax and Morphology

There are several types of clause-linking devices and one of them makes use of a particle that carries a minimal ‘amount of meaning’, such as reason, purpose, cause, and the like. One verbal suffix ... More


Grammaticalization in Turkic

Lars Johanson and Éva Á. Csató

in Grammaticalization from a Typological Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198795841
eISBN:
9780191837036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795841.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

The chapter represents the whole Northern Eurasian area, where Turkic languages are spoken in close contact with the Transeurasian languages Mongolic and Tungusic. These three families share ... More


Prominent internal possessors in Bashkir

Sergey Say

in Prominent Internal Possessors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198812142
eISBN:
9780191850103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812142.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Bashkir (Turkic) definite possessors are invariably coded by genitives. Bashkir quasi-coordinate constructions in which the non-finite clause is headed by the converb in -p normally require ... More


Verb-verb complexes in Central and Eastern Turkic languages

Noriko Ohsaki and Fuyuki Ebata

in Verb-Verb Complexes in Asian Languages

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198759508
eISBN:
9780191821424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759508.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses Verb-Verb complexes in Central Turkic, which includes Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Uzbek, and Uyghur, and in Eastern Turkic, which includes Sakha, Tuvan, and Khakas. To provide a ... More


Turkish and Uyghur verb-verb complexes in contrast

Yuu Kuribayashi

in Verb-Verb Complexes in Asian Languages

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198759508
eISBN:
9780191821424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759508.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on two types of V-V complexes, the gerundive type and the converb type, in Turkish and Uyghur. Comparison of the two languages reveals that the -Ip converb type is predominant in ... More


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