Take serial verb constructions in Fon

Lefebvre, Claire (1991). « Take serial verb constructions in Fon », dans Serial verbs, sous la dir. de Lefebvre, Claire. Amsterdam, Benjamins, pp. 37-79.

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The aim of this paper is to provide an account of the Take serial verb construction through a detailed analysis of the properties of verbs that may participate in this construction. My proposal is that serial verbs are derived complex predicates which are formed prior to D-Structure by means of operations on the Lexical Conceptual Structure (LCS) of verbs. More precisely, serialization consists in the association of the LCSs of two verbs yielding a derived Lexical Conceptual Structure. The paper presents an overview of the properties of the Take serial construction of Fongbe. It is shown that previous analyses proposed to account for the serial verb construction cannot account for the lexical and syntactic properties of the Take serial verb construction under analysis.

Type: Chapitre de livre
Mots-clés ou Sujets: Take serial verb, serialization, LCS
Unité d'appartenance: Instituts > Institut des sciences cognitives (ISC)
Déposé par: Claire Lefebvre
Date de dépôt: 27 mars 2007
Dernière modification: 01 nov. 2014 02:03
Adresse URL : http://www.archipel.uqam.ca/id/eprint/267


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