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Complex predicates and bipartite stems in Skou

Donohue, Mark

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I examine a range of complex predicates, searching for ones that might be called 'bipartite stems' in Skou, a language of New Guinea. First I draw a tentative distinction between serial verb constructions and N+V predicates on the one hand, and 'true' bipartite stems on the other, while pointing out some complications involved in making this division. Following this I examine the range of stems that can possibly be called 'bipartite stems', and those that certainly can be, concluding that the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/36465
Source: Studies in Language
DOI: 10.1075/sl.32.2.03don

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