Verb serialization in Kammu

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Abstract

This paper presents the different kinds of serial verb constructions found in Kammu (a Mon-Khmer language spoken in northern Laos). Special focus is placed on how diagnostic tests (interrogative constructions, irrealis constructions and the scope of negation) can be applied to illustrate the contrast between the most prototypical serial verb constructions (e.g. directional coverbs and resultatives) and more peripheral constructions which share some of the properties of serial verb constructions (e.g. purpose constructions).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-84
JournalWorking Papers (Lund University, Department of Linguistics)
Volume51
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Linguistics and Phonetics (015010003)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics

Keywords

  • Mon-Khmer
  • serial verb constructions
  • verb serialization
  • Kammu

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