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Complexities of Thai copular constructions

Wongwattana, Unchalee S


This article presents an analysis of syntactic and pragmatic characteristics of copular constructions in Thai with both elicited data and data taken from naturally occurring texts. In this article, we claim that Thai presents copular-construction complexities. We have found that there are a number of verbs such as pen, jùː, kʰɨː, dâːjkὲː and tɕʰâj functioning as copulas. They not only link subject and non-verbal predicates but also verbal predicates that normally form predicates on their own....[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS) 8 (2015): 97-120


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