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Edited by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Cairns Institute, James Cook University, and Pieter C. Muysken, Radboud University Nijmegen, with the assistance of Joshua Birchall
This book surveys multi-verb constructions in multiple languages from the Americas, showing a very rich tapestry of typologically unusual constructions, including serial verbs, auxiliaries, co-verbs, phasal verbs. Where possible, a diachronic perspectrive is offered.
Kaoru Kiyosawa and Donna B. Gerdts, Simon Fraser University
This book offers a comprehensive view of the morphology, syntax, and semantics of applicative constructions in Salish, a language family of northwestern North America. The historical development and discourse function of applicatives are elucidated and placed in typological perspective.
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