Such a cognitive packaging strategy is highly diffusable- and thus verb serialization is typically a property of a linguistic area. Some restrictions on objects in Twi. The notion of 'event' and serial verb constructions: arguments from New Guinea. The authors, all experienced linguistic fieldworkers, follow a unified typological approach and avoid formalisms. In the equivalent construction in Hindi, the one who dies would be the tiger, not Zhang. Keel ja Kirjandus 12: 919-34. Haspelmath 2016: 292 appears to believe that, after Stewart 1963 , Stahlke 1970 was the next one to use the term and work with the concept.
While Dixon's is the final chapter of the book, it should be read first or at least the key pages: 338—44. Serial Verb Constructions: Conspectus and Coda ; Author Index ; Language and Language Family Index ; Subject Index. Dixon is Professor and Director of the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology at La Trobe University. It is a common feature of many , and languages. Journal of West African Languages 1: 79-97.
This raises the question: Where lies the boundary between commensurability and incommensurability? Each describes what can be conceptualized as a single event. Haspelmath 2016: 292 believes that serial verbs in Australian languages were first recognized in Nordlinger 2014 and Meakins 2010 who deals with a mixed Kriol-Gurinji language. Serial verb constructions are a pervasive feature of isolating languages of Asia and West Africa, and are also found in the languages of the Pacific, South, Central and North America, most of them endangered. This would be easier if they simply had to choose from a list of pre-established categories. Language description informed by theory, ed. Mwotlap is spoken on a small island of the Banks group north of Vanuatu. Structural categories of grammar such as clitic, affix, compound, adjective, pronoun, dative, subject, passive, diphthong, coronal have to be posited by linguists and by children during acquisition.
Serial verbs have been a subject of interest among linguists for some time. Serial verbs have been a subject of interest among linguists for some time. They are prominent in European-based Creole languages, and in isolating languages of West Africa and of Southeast Asia. Lynch, John; Ross, Malcolm; and Crowley, Terry 2002. She is currently working on a reference grammar of Manambu, from the Sepik area of New Guinea. The book ends with an index of authors pp. Thus, descriptive linguists still have no choice but to adopt the Boasian approach of positing special language-particular categories for each language.
In Complex Predicates in Oceanic Languages, Isabelle Bill and Francoise Ozanne-Rivierre eds. Her monographs, Classifiers: A Typology of Noun Categorization Devices 2000, paperback reissue 2003 , Language Contact in Amazonia 2002 and Evidentiality 2004 are published by Oxford University Press. This volume of new work explores the forms and functions of serial verbs. To mention just a few examples: missing tone symbols as in 1b , from Cantonese , wrong symbols as in 16a,b, from Haruai , and incomplete or wrong gloss as in 1d, from Tariana, and 13a , from Yimas. Lack of argument sharing is associated with less cohesive and less tightly-knit structures. It is human conceptualization of phenomena viz. A description of the Emmi language of the Northern Territory of Australia.
The aim of the book is to fill this gap, and it succeeds. In Grammatical replication and borrowability in language contact, ed. These correlate with less cohesive, less tightly bound constructions, and may even be reminiscent of clause sequences. Aikhenvald does not mention at all that this claim is controversial, and, actually--with the exception of Anthony Diller see p. That this was not the case can be seen, for instance, from the many references on the studies of serial verbs in Kwa languages in George 1973: 15ff; 1975: 1. Ewe Serial Verb Constructions in their Grammatical Context ; 6.
This volume of new work explores the forms and functions of serial verbs. This chapter sets the scene for the next fourteen chapters. Serial Verb Constructions: A cross-linguistic typology. They do not have a head, and tend to give rise to lexical idioms. This is not always the case for instance, examples from Lakota, a Siouan language, can be found in de Reuse 2006: 309.
They have been described for at least a dozen Australian languages, a number of varieties of colloquial Arabic, Syriac Aramaic, Dravidian languages of India, numerous Tibeto-Burman languages, a few languages of northeast Europe, and a number of extinct Indo-European languages including Hittite and Classical Armenian. This outstanding book is the first to study the phenomenon across languages of different typological and genetic profiles. Serial verbs have been a subject of interest among linguists for some time. Serial verb constructions are a pervasive feature of isolating languages of Asia and West Africa, and are also found in the languages of the Pacific, South, Central and North America, most of themendangered. Serial verbs have been a subject of interest among linguists for some time. Despite the considerable literature on verb serialization, much remains to be investigated in order to obtain a further cross- linguistic perspective on its varied facets.
Serial verbs have been a subject of interest among linguists for some time. This is also discussed in Section 4. Haspelmath also gives the impression that Stahlke 1970 was focussed just on Yoruba, when in actual fact this paper also covered Yatye or Yace , an Edomoid language of Central Nigeria. After the table of contents, the preface, the notes on the contributors and a long list of abbreviations seven pages! Serial verb constructions in typological perspective. Studies in African Linguistics 1: 60-99. Serial verb constructions are a pervasive feature of isolating languages of Asia and West Africa, and are also found in the languages of the Pacific, South, Central and North America, most of them endangered. Henk Aertsen and Robert J.
His works on typological theory include Where have All the Adjectives Gone? In most cases, the serial verbs in a sequence are understood to share the same. References Bohnemeyer, Jurgen; Enfleld, Nicholas J. This volume of new work explores the forms and functions of serial verbs. Craig Melchert and Brent Vine, 47- 66. Serial Verb Constructions in Toqabaqita ; 13. Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.