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Paamese Serial Verbs

Terry Crowley

in Serial Verbs in Oceanic: A Descriptive Typology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198241355
eISBN:
9780191712050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241355.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Language Families

Using a case study this chapter discusses serial verbs in the Paamese language. The chapter attempts to describe all serial verb constructions that are used in the language, as well as a wide a range ... More


The Origins of Patterns of Inflection in Auxiliary Verb Constructions

Gregory D. S. Anderson

in Auxiliary Verb Constructions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280315
eISBN:
9780191707186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280315.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter discusses the historical syntax, morphosyntax, and semantics of the developments of auxiliary verb constructions. It begins with an overview of the original structures that gave rise to ... More


The Distribution and Evolution of Oceanic Serial Verbs

Terry Crowley

in Serial Verbs in Oceanic: A Descriptive Typology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198241355
eISBN:
9780191712050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241355.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Language Families

Given that serial verbs appear to be widely distributed only within the Oceanic languages, the question that arises in this chapter is where patterns such as those previously described for Paamese ... More


Oceanic Serial Verbs and Melanesian Pidgin

Terry Crowley

in Serial Verbs in Oceanic: A Descriptive Typology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198241355
eISBN:
9780191712050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241355.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Language Families

This chapter discusses the distribution and development of serial verbs in Melanesian pidgin, with emphasis on language contact between mainly Oceanic languages and English in the late 19th and 20th ... More


Serial Verbs in Oceanic: A Descriptive Typology

Terry Crowley

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198241355
eISBN:
9780191712050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241355.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Language Families

This book describes the diversity of serial verb constructions within Oceanic languages and constitutes a full account of this unusual linguistic phenomenon. Serial verb constructions are sequences ... More


Split and Split/Doubled Inflectional Patterns

Gregory D. S. Anderson

in Auxiliary Verb Constructions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280315
eISBN:
9780191707186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280315.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Not all languages show obligatory verbal inflection on only the auxiliary verb, only the lexical verb, or simultaneously on both, as in the AUX-headed, LEX-headed, and Doubled (or co-headed) ... More


The Dissolution of Oceanic Serial Verbs

Terry Crowley

in Serial Verbs in Oceanic: A Descriptive Typology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198241355
eISBN:
9780191712050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241355.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Language Families

It is clear that serial verbs have not been entirely structurally stable, as reflected by the apparent loss of this pattern among Micronesian and Polynesian languages. This chapter examines the range ... More


The rise and fall of serial verbs

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in Serial Verbs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198791263
eISBN:
9780191833700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791263.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

We have identified three scenarios for the emergence of serial verb constructions: clause fusion scenario, whereby serial verbs emerge out of sequences of clauses; the verbal modification scenario, ... More


Linguistic Typology and Serial Verbs

Terry Crowley

in Serial Verbs in Oceanic: A Descriptive Typology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198241355
eISBN:
9780191712050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241355.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Language Families

Linguistic areas can develop where languages belong to linguogenetic groupings of completely different origins, rather than just different subgroups within a single language family. There is strong ... 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


Co-compounds as a Lexical Class Type

Bernhard Wälchli

in Co-Compounds and Natural Coordination

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199276219
eISBN:
9780191706042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276219.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Traditional morphology treats co-compounds as tertiary concept, indirectly defined by way of two intermediate concepts: word and compound. The criteria for the wordhood of compounds are discussed, ... More


Serial verbs: Their composition and meanings

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in Serial Verbs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198791263
eISBN:
9780191833700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791263.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In terms of their composition, serial verb constructions divide into asymmetrical and symmetrical. Asymmetrical serial verbs consist of a minor component from a closed class of verbs, and a major ... More


Causal Verbs and Sentential Complements

Paul M. Pietroski

in Events and Semantic Architecture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199244300
eISBN:
9780191714153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244300.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Conjunctivism is preferable to Functionism, even for many cases of verbs combining with arguments. Conjunctivists can provide an attractive account of causative constructions, like ‘Pat boiled the ... More


Recognizing a serial verb

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in Serial Verbs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198791263
eISBN:
9780191833700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791263.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A serial verb construction is a sequence of verbs which act together as a single predicate. Serial verbs are always monoclausal and are pronounced as a single verb would be. The components of a ... More


Oceanic Languages, Serial Verbs, and Linguistic Descriptions

Terry Crowley

in Serial Verbs in Oceanic: A Descriptive Typology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198241355
eISBN:
9780191712050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241355.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Language Families

The Austronesian languages represent one of the geographically most widely distributed genetic groupings of languages in the world, extending from Easter Island in the east, New Zealand in the south, ... More


Doubled Inflection

Gregory D. S. Anderson

in Auxiliary Verb Constructions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280315
eISBN:
9780191707186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280315.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter discusses the ‘doubled’ inflectional pattern. Unlike the previous two patterns of inflection where the auxiliary verb (AUX-headed) or the lexical verb (LEX-headed) serves as the ... More


The Coordination—Subordination Continuum

William Croft

in Radical Construction Grammar: Syntactic Theory in Typological Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198299554
eISBN:
9780191708091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299554.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The distinction between coordination and subordination is claimed to be a structural universal. However, the structural criteria used to distinguish coordination from subordination do not match up ... More


Formal properties of serial verbs

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in Serial Verbs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198791263
eISBN:
9780191833700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791263.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Components of a serial verb can be contiguous or non-contiguous. A serial verb may consist of one grammatical word, or form several grammatical words. Correlations between contiguity and wordhood of ... More


Oceanic Serial Verbs and the Broader Context

Terry Crowley

in Serial Verbs in Oceanic: A Descriptive Typology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198241355
eISBN:
9780191712050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241355.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Language Families

This chapter examines a number of broader issues suggested by the kinds of patterns of verb serialization that have been observed in Oceanic languages. One major question that can be asked about ... More


Complex Verb Forms from Fused Auxiliary Verb Constructions

Gregory D. S. Anderson

in Auxiliary Verb Constructions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280315
eISBN:
9780191707186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280315.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter examines and exemplifies various kinds of fusing of original bi-partite auxiliary verb constructions into complex verb forms. It addresses the historical (phonological) developments of ... More


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