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EthnosyntaxExplorations in Grammar and Culture

Ethnosyntax: Explorations in Grammar and Culture

N. J. Enfield

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199266500
eISBN:
9780191719363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266500.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book provides a new approach to the ‘ethnosyntax’ concept — the proposition that the grammar of a language is intimately linked to the culture of its speakers. It focuses on three related ... More

Serial Verbs

Serial Verbs

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198791263
eISBN:
9780191833700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791263.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In many languages of the world, a sequence of several verbs act together as one unit. These sequences—known as serial verbs—form one predicate and contain no overt marker of coordination, ... More

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