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The Kurtöp -si construction: Converbs, clause-chains and verb serialization

Hyslop, Gwendolyn

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Asian converbs (Bickel 1998) have been an area of recent, theoretical interest in linguistics. Converbs have often been involved in clause-chaining, as has been described in many recent descriptions of Tibeto-Burman languages (e.g. Genetti 2005; Coupe 2007). Though he does not discuss converbs as a theoretical construct, DeLancey (1991) illustrates how clause-chaining constructions may give rise to serial verb constructions, diachronically. Kurtop, a Tibeto-Burman language of Bhutan, is a prime...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/49633
Book Title: Functional-Historical Approaches to Explanation

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