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Title:Serial Verbs in English: An RRG Analysis of Catenative Verb Constructions
Abstract:Serial verb constructions (SVCs), are found in Creole languages, in the languages of West Africa, Southeast Asia, Amazonia, Oceania, and New Guinea. In this article we examine catenative verb constructions (CVCs) in English from a Role and Reference Grammar perspective and compare them with SVCs. More specifically, based on the set of syntactic and semantic properties of SVCs proposed by Kroeger (2004:229–230), it will be demonstrated that CVCs in English have all of the characteristic syntactic and semantic properties of SVCs.
Contributor (author):Roberts, John R.
Date (W3CDTF):2011
Description:To appear in Functions of Language, 19(2), 2012
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/43259
Extent:31 pages
Language (ISO639):eng
Subject:English language
linguistic theory; serial verb construction; catenative verb construction; language typology; layered structure of the clause; semantic representation; juncture; nexus; cosubordination
Subject (ISO639):eng
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Roberts, John R. 2011. SIL Language and Culture Archives.
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