Multi-verb Constructions: a view from the Americas

Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y., and Muysken, Pieter C. (2011) Multi-verb Constructions: a view from the Americas. Brill's Studies in the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, 3 . Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands.

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Abstract

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.

Item ID: 16540
Item Type: Book (Edited)
Keywords: language; linguistics
ISBN: 978-90-04-19452-6
ISSN: 1876-5580
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2011 04:45
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