The Structure of Complex Predicates in Urdu

Author:   Miriam Butt (Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen, Germany)
Publisher:   Centre for the Study of Language & Information
ISBN:  

9781881526582


Pages:   264
Publication Date:   01 June 1995
Format:   Paperback
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The Structure of Complex Predicates in Urdu


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Complex predicates in a number of diverse languages present an interesting problem for formal linguistics as their overall semantics cannot be placed into a simple one-to-one correspondence with the syntactic or morphological pieces which form the complex predicate. A central issue in the investigation of complex predicates thus is the interaction between syntax and semantics. This book takes a detailed look at two differing complex predicates in the South Asian language Urdu. The Urdu permissive in particular brings into focus the problem of the syntax-semantics mismatch. An examination of the syntactic properties of this complex predicate shows that it is formed by the combination of two semantic heads, but that this combination is not mirrored in the syntax in terms of any kind of syntactic or lexical incorporation.

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Author:   Miriam Butt (Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen, Germany)
Publisher:   Centre for the Study of Language & Information
Imprint:   Centre for the Study of Language & Information
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.60cm , Length: 22.80cm
Weight:   0.357kg
ISBN:  

9781881526582


ISBN 10:   1881526585
Pages:   264
Publication Date:   01 June 1995
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unknown
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Background issues; 3. The permissive; 4. Aspectual complex predicates; 5. Complex predicate formation 6. Linking; 7. Extending the approach; 8. Conclusion.

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Miriam Butt is a Wissenschaftliche Angestellte in the Seminar fur Sprachwissenschaft at the Universitat Tubingen.

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