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Title: Complex Predicates
Subtitle: Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Event Structure
Edited By: Mengistu Amberber
Brett Baker
Mark Harvey
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/grammar-and-syntax/complex-predicates-cross-linguistic-perspectives-event-structure?format=PB
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Editor's Note: This is a new paperback edition of a previously announced book.

Complex predicates are multipredicational, but monoclausal structures. They have proven problematic for linguistic theory, particularly for proposed distinctions between the lexicon, morphology, and syntax. This volume focuses on the mapping from morphosyntactic structures to event structure, and in particular the constraints on possible mappings. The volume showcases the ''coverb construction'', a complex predicate construction which, though widespread, has received little attention in the literature. The coverb construction contrasts with more familiar serial verb constructions. The coverb construction generally maps only to event structures like those of monomorphemic verbs, whereas serial verb constructions map to a range of event structures differing from those of monomorphemic verbs. The volume coverage is truly cross-linguistic, including languages from Australia, Papua New Guinea, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, East Africa and North America. The volume establishes a new arena of research in event structure, syntax, and cross-linguistic typology.

1. Introduction: complex predicates - Mengistu Amberber, Brett Baker and Mark Harvey;
2. Complex predicate formation - Brett Baker and Mark Harvey;
3. The light verb jungle: still hacking away - Miriam Butt;
4. Events and serial verb constructions - William A. Foley;
5. Co-temporal serial verb constructions in White Hmong - Nerida Jarkey;
6. Activity incorporates in some Athabaskan languages - Keren Rice;
7. Warlpiri verbs of change and causation: the thematic core - Mary Laughren;
8. Complex predicates in Wambaya: detaching predicate composition from syntactic structure - Rachel Nordlinger;
9. Compound verbs and ideophones in Wolaitta revisited - Azeb Amha;
10. The structure of the light verb construction in Amharic - Mengistu Amberber;
Author index; Language index; Subject index.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Syntax
Typology
Subject Language(s): Amharic
Hmong Daw
Wolaytta
Warlpiri
Wambaya
Language Family(ies): Athabaskan
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781107672512
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