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Serial verbs in oceanic : a descriptive typology

Author: Terry Crowley
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Serial Verbs in Oceanic will interest typologists, those concerned with Austronesian languages in particular, and syntactic change in general, as well as linguists interested in Austronesian language contact, linguistic typology, and syntactic change."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Crowley
ISBN: 0198241356 9780198241355
OCLC Number: 50252074
Notes: Author is on the academic staff of Waikato University, New Zealand.
Description: xvii, 281 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Conventions in Citing Vernacular Forms --
1. Linguistic Typology and Serial Verbs --
2. Oceanic Languages, Serial Verbs, and Linguistic Descriptions --
3. Paamese Serial Verbs --
4. The Distribution and Evolution of Oceanic Serial Verbs --
5. The Dissolution of Oceanic Serial Verbs --
6. Oceanic Serial Verbs and Melanesian Pidgin --
7. Oceanic Serial Verbs and the Broader Context.
Responsibility: Terry Crowley.
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Though the construction is rare in English, the use of serial verbs is common in many languages. This book shows what serial verbs are, where they are found (particularly in the Oceanic languages of  Read more...

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