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Adverbial Verb Constructions in Truku Seediq

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Title:Adverbial Verb Constructions in Truku Seediq
Authors:Oiwa, Mayumi
Keywords:linguistics
Date Issued:01 Apr 2014
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics
Citation:Oiwa, Mayumi. 2014. Adverbial Verb Constructions in Truku Seediq. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics 45(1).
Series:University of Hawai‘I at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics
Abstract:Formosan languages are known to employ verb-like entities (adverbial verbs) for adverbial expression. This study presents a comprehensive analysis of adverbial verb constructions in Truku Seediq, an Austronesian language of Taiwan, and explores historical and typological implications. I will demonstrate that all Truku adverbial verbs have the ability to occur in two distinct constructions: (i) serial verb constructions in which they behave like stative verbs, and (ii) constructions in which they behave on a par with preverbs. The ob-served bifunctionality of adverbial verbs as an entire class is a typologically unique feature, which I argue represents the advanced stage of adverbial verb grammaticalization in Truku as compared to other Formo-san languages.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/73250
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
Volume:2014
Appears in Collections: Working Papers in Linguistics - 2014


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