Essegbey / Kallulli / Bodomo (eds.): The Grammar of Verbs and their Arguments – A Cross-linguistic Perspective [PDF]

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GA Grammatical Analyses of African Languages Volume 59

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Description

2019
232 pp.
2 colour photos, 2 colour diagrams, numerous figures, tables and charts

Text language: English

The papers in this volume are part of papers presented at the International Workshop on Verbs and Their Arguments at the University of Vienna in November 2015. The workshop was organized in honor of Prof. Lars Hellan who has either trained the contributors in the analysis of verbs and their arguments, or worked with them on a project in that field.

Some of the chapters deal with tense, aspect, modality and polarity categories of verbs. Others explore verb semantics, argument structure, argument realization, serial verb constructions, predicate-cleft constructions, object agreement and issues related to syntax-semantics interface.

CONTENTS

James Essegbey / Dalina Kallulli / Adams Bodomo: Introduction
Dorothee Beermann: Tense, Modality and Aspect in Krio – A corpus based study
Mary Esther Dakubu: TAMP Marking in Proto-Kwa – What can we reconstruct?
Felix Ameka: Verb constructions at the syntax-semantics interface
James Essegbey: Cutting across the Akan-Gbe divide
Adams Bodomo: A Dagaare pandora’s box – The syntax of verb serialization in an oral literature context
Hasiyatu Abubakari: Predicate Cleft Constructions in Kúsáàl
Dalina Kallulli: On a true universal – From clitic doubling in Albanian to object agreement in Bantu
Lars Hellan: Situations in Grammar

Under these links you will find publications by the contributors and further studies of verbs and verbal morphology and of converbs / serial verbs / verb serialization in African languages:

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