Titel: Serial Verb Constructions: A Cross-Linguistic Typology
Herausgegeben von Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Robert M. W. Dixon
OXFORD UNIV PR
Dezember 2005 - gebunden - 402 Seiten
A serial verb construction (sometimes just called serial verb) is a sequence of verbs which acts together as one. This oustanding book is the first to study the phenomenon across languages of different typological and genetic profiles. The authors, all experienced linguistic fieldworkers, follow a unified typological approach and avoid formalisms. The book will interest students, at graduate level and above, of syntax, typology, language universals, information
structure, and language contact. in departments of linguistics and anthroplogy.
1. Serial Verb Constructions in Typological Perspective; 2. On Serial Verb Constructions in Cantonese; 3. Serial Verb Constructions in Goemai; 4. Serial Verb Constructions in Khwe (Central-Khoisan); 5. Ewe Serial Verb Constructions in their Grammatical Context; 6. Verb Serialization in Eastern Kayah Li; 7. Thai Serial Verbs: Cohesion and culture; 8. Serial Verb Constructions in Tariana; 9. Serial Verb Constructions in Dumo; 10. Serial Verb Constructions in Mwotlap; 11. Serial Verbs in Tetun Dili; 12. Serial Verb Constructions in Toqabaqita; 13. Serial Verbs in Olutec (Mixean); 14. Serial Verbs in Lakota (Siouan); 15. Verbal Compounding in Wolaitta; 16. Serial Verb Constructions: Conspectus and Coda; Author Index; Language and Language Family Index; Subject Index
R. M. W. Dixon is Professor and Director of the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology at La Trobe University. He has published grammars of a number of Australian languages (including Dyirbal and Yidiñ), in addition to A Grammar of Boumaa Fijian (University of Chicago Press 1988), The Jarawara Language of Southern Amazonia (OUP 2004), and A Semantic Approach to English Grammar (OUP 2005). His works on typological theory include
Where have All the Adjectives Gone? and Other Essays in Semantics and Syntax (Mouton,1982) and Ergativity (CUP 1994). The Rise and Fall of Languages (CUP 1997) expounded a punctuated equilibrium model for language development: this is the basis for his detailed case study Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development (CUP 2002).
This anthology provides the reader with rich and fascinating data on and sound analyses of SVCs and contributes decisively to the slowly but gradually growing literature towards a crosslinguistic typology of SVCs. Gunter Senft, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen This outstanding book is the first to study the phenomenon across languages of different typological and genetic profiles. Folia Linguistica