LINGUIST List 14.1494

Fri May 23 2003

Books: Syntax/Typology, Oceanic Langs: Crowley

Editor for this issue: Marisa Ferrara <>

Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.


  1. Serial Verbs in Oceanic: Crowley, Serial Verbs in Oceanic: Crowley

Message 1: Serial Verbs in Oceanic: Crowley

Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 15:27:08 +0000
From: Serial Verbs in Oceanic: Crowley <Serial>
Subject: Serial Verbs in Oceanic: Crowley

Title: Serial Verbs in Oceanic
Subtitle: A Descriptive Typology
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press,		 
Book URL:
Author: Terry T. Crowley, University of Waikato 

Hardback: ISBN: 0198241356, Pages: 320 pp, Price: $85

This book describes the diversity of serial verb constructions within
Oceanic languages. Serial verb constructions are sequences of verbs
placed one after another to express meanings which in other languages
are typically expressed by means of single verbs. It has long been
established that West African, Southeast Asian and Papuan languages
are serializing languages, but the construction has only comparatively
recently been recognized in Oceanic languages, which belong to a very
large sub-group of the Austronesian family.

Lingfield(s): Syntax
Language Family(ies): Oceanic 

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

 See this book announcement on our website:

Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------
Blackwell Publishing
Cambridge University Press
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
Elsevier Science Ltd.
John Benjamins
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Mouton de Gruyter
Oxford University Press
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
CSLI Publications
Cascadilla Press
Evolution Publishing
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
Multilingual Matters
Pacific Linguistics
Palgrave Macmillan
Pearson Longman
SIL International
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd.
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics