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Title: Complex predication and the coverb construction
Contributor(s): Amberber, M (author); Baker, Brett  (author); Harvey, M (author)
Publication Date: 2007
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Abstract: In this paper, we examine one type of complex predicate which we call the coverb construction. This construction is of interest because it raises questions for theories of basic linguistic categories, such as "verb", "compound", and "phrase". For present purposes, we adopt Butt's (2003) definition of a complex predicate. A complex predicate involves (a) two (or more) predicational elements, (b) which jointly predicate and (c) occur within a monoclausal structure (i.e., there is a single subject).
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Language Description, History and Development: Linguistic indulgence in memory of Terry Crowley, p. 209-219
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Place of Publication: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ISBN: 9789027252524
Field of Research (FOR): 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Series Name: Creole Language Library (CLL)
Series Number : 30
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