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Title:The consecutive morpheme in Bamileke-Ngomba
Abstract:Payne (1997) proposed a continuum of clause combinations to categorize multiverb constructions (including serial verbs) between the two poles of one single clause and two separate clauses based on their degree of semantic integration. In this article, I argue that Bamileke-Ngomba treats multiverb constructions at either end of this continuum (as well as in the middle) as verb chains. The consecutive morpheme is used in each case to link main verbs to other verbs within and between clauses. The distinction between these chain types is maintained by degree of semantic integration, as well as additional syntactic (location of NP insertion) and phonological (insertion of pauses) criteria.
Contributor (author):Satre, Scott A.
Date (W3CDTF):2010
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/42205
Extent:pages 35-76
Identifier (URI):http://www.elanguage.net/journals/index.php/sal/article/view/1960
Is Part Of:Studies in African Linguistics
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):CM
Subject:Ngomba language
Subject (ISO639):jgo
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Satre, Scott A. 2010. Studies in African Linguistics.
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Country: Cameroon
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