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Complex Predicates
Author: Mengistu Amberber, Brett Baker, Mark Harvey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139487485
Year: 2010-04-22
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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.
Approaches to Complex Predicates
Author: Léa Nash, Pollet Samvelian
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004307095
Pages: 302
Year: 2015-11-20
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Complex predicates can be loosely defined as a sequence of items that behave as a single predicate, projecting a single argument structure within a clause. Each of the members of the predicate contributes part of the information ordinarily associated with a single head. The present volume presents a collection of theoretical linguistic results on the study of complex predicates in different perspectives and with a variety of approaches.
Complex Predicates
Author: Leila Lomashvili
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027255571
Pages: 190
Year: 2011
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Complex predicates present different levels of complexity at the syntactic and morphological levels crosslinguistically. The focus of this book is a subset of these constructions (causative and applicative) in three polysynthetic languages of the South Caucasian language family, in which the functional morphology associated with the argument structure of these constructions is unusually rich. Due to such focus, the syntax-morphology interface in causative and applicative constructions is subject to scrutiny in two main chapters of the book. The analysis includes the argument structure of causatives and applicatives along with the morpho-phonological instantiation of the functional heads involved in these constructions. The book is written very clearly and is accessible for a wide audience including undergraduate students in the introductory syntax and morphology courses as well as graduate students in basic syntax courses and seminars in linguistics. It naturally appeals to a general linguistic audience interested in theoretical linguistics.
Complex Predicates
Author: Ad Neeleman
Pages: 362
Year: 1994
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Complex predicates in South Asian languages
Author: Manindra K. Verma
Publisher: Manohar Publishers
Pages: 215
Year: 1993-09-01
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Complex Predicates Have Been A Readily Identifiable Feature Of South Asian Languages. This Study Is The First Attempt Of Its Kind To Bring Together The Data And Descriptive Facts From Various South Asian Languages With A View To Providing A Comparative Picture As Well As An Overall Theoretical Perspective.
The Structure of Complex Predicates in Urdu
Author: Miriam Butt
Publisher: Center for the Study of Language (CSLI)
ISBN: 1881526585
Pages: 245
Year: 1995-07
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This book takes a detailed look at two differing complex predicates in the South Asian language Urdu. The Urdu permissive in particular brings into focus the problem of the syntax-semantics mismatch. An examination of the syntactic properties of this complex predicate shows that it is formed by the combination of two semantic heads, but that this combination is not mirrored in the syntax in terms of any kind of syntactic or lexical incorporation.
A Generative Lexicon Account of Bangla Complex Predicates
Author: Sanjukta Ghosh
Publisher: Partridge Publishing
ISBN: 1482847280
Pages: 152
Year: 2015-03-28
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This book is an attempt to provide a corpus based account of Bangla complex predicates and represent them in a structured lexicon suitable for further information processing useful in any Natural Language Processing (NLP) works. The framework which is adopted in the book for representation of the complex predicate is Generative Lexicon proposed by James Pustejovsky. Bangla has mainly three kinds of complex predicates which are extensively used in the language, viz., Adjective-Verb conjunct predicates, Noun-Verb conjunct predicates and Verb-Verb predicates known as compound verbs in the literature. There are three very important outcomes of this research work, none of them has ever been attempted for any Indian languages and all of them are crucial from both theoretical as well as applicational point of view. First, it provides a classification of adjectives of Bangla based on their behavior when attached in a conjunct verb. This classification is based on the semantic properties of the adjectives. However, it also provides information about their syntactic behavior, viz., which semantic class goes with which verb in a conjunct verb frame in the syntax. Secondly, it also attempts to classify the nouns of Bangla used in Noun-Verb conjuncts. This classification is based on the syntactic frames in which they appear when used in a Conjunct Verb construction. Thirdly, the work creates verb frames for the complex predicates of Bangla. Verb frames are syntactic frames or environment where these verbs occur. They are able to provide important information about their argument structure both types and kinds of arguments. The book will be useful for researchers working in theoretical linguistic issues like argument structure, semantics of complex predicates etc in general. The book uses a powerful knowledge representation framework Generative Lexicon for the representation of the complex predicates and can be used in the area of applied Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing.
Complex Predicates
Author: Alex Alsina i Keith, Joan Bresnan, Peter Sells
Publisher: Stanford Univ Center for the Study
ISBN: 1575860465
Pages: 514
Year: 1997
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A variety of approaches to the question of the range and nature of complex predicates.
Argument Realisation in Complex Predicates and Complex Events
Author: Brian Nolan, Elke Diedrichsen
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027266123
Pages: 456
Year: 2017-01-26
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This book offers a comprehensive investigative study of argument realisation in complex predicates and complex events at the syntax-semantic interface across a wide variety of the world’s languages, ranging over languages such as German, Irish, Sicilian and Italian, Lithuanian, Estonian and other Finno-Ugric languages, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra from Australia’s Western Desert region, Japanese, Tepehua (Totonacan, Mexico), Cheyenne, Mexican Spanish, Boharic Coptic, and Persian. This volume examines the syntactic variation of complex events, complex predicates and multi-verb constructions within a single clause where the clause is view as representing a single event, studying their semantics and syntax within functional, cognitive and constructional frameworks, to arrive at a better understanding of their cross linguistic behaviour and how they resonate in syntax. These constructions manifest considerable variability in cross-linguistic comparisons of complex predicate formation. In European languages, for example, typically one of the verbs in a verb-verb construction highlights a phase of an underspecified event while the matrix verb specifies the actual event. In contrast, serial verbs require each verb to provide a sub-event dimension within a complex event that is viewed holistically as unitary in syntax. This book contributes to an understanding of complex events, complex predicates and multi-verb constructions across languages, their syntactic constructional patterns and argument realisation.
Complex Predicates
Author: Stefan Müller
Publisher: Stanford Univ Center for the Study
ISBN: 1575863863
Pages: 468
Year: 2002-01
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Complex Predicates examines a number of linguistic phenomena—including auxiliary and verb combinations, causative constructions, predicatives, depictive secondary predicates, and particle and verb combinations—and uses scrambling and fronting data to determine that all except the depictive secondary predicates should be treated as complex predicates. Müller's analysis of inflection and derivation is compatible with syntactical analysis of particle verbs; as a byproduct, it also solves the particle verb bracketing paradox often discussed in the literature.
Complex Predicates in Oceanic Languages
Author: Isabelle Bril, Françoise Ozanne-Rivierre
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110181886
Pages: 398
Year: 2004
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This volume provides new data for typological studies and contributes a detailed investigation of the "nuclear" type of complex predicates in Oceanic languages. This VV pattern may correspond to two different syntactic structures, either co-ranking or hierarchized (head-modifier). It appears to be compatible with all types of basic word orders, thus contradicting the generalizations which correlate "nuclear" serialization with verb-final order. Part 1 contains two synthetic articles on the research of serial verbs in Austronesian languages, as well as detailed case studies of complex predicates in various Oceanic languages. Part 2 concentrates on some processes leading to the grammaticalization of serialized verbs into clitics or adpositions.
On the Wordhood of Complex Predicates in Japanese
Author: Yo Matsumoto
Pages: 752
Year: 1992
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Complex Predicates in Dutch
Author: Corrien Blom
Pages: 448
Year: 2005
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Complex Predicates in Tsafiki
Author: Connie Sue Dickinson
ISBN: 0493924019
Pages: 874
Year: 2002
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Argument Structure and Complex Predicates
Author: Sara Thomas Rosen
Publisher: Garland Publishing
Pages: 247
Year: 1990
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