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Author Jarkey, Nerida, author

Title Serial verbs in White Hmong / by Nerida Jarkey
Published Leiden : Brill, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 306 pages)
Series Brill's studies in language, cognition and culture, 1879-5412 ; volume 12
Brill's studies in language, cognition and culture ; volume 12
Contents Acknowledgements -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Introduction to White Hmong Language -- 1.1 About the Language Family and the Locations of its Speakers -- 1.2 Phonology and Orthography -- 1.2.1 The Consonant Phonemes and their Allophones -- 1.2.2 The Vowel Phonemes and their Allophones -- 1.2.3 Tones -- 1.2.4 Syllable Structure -- 1.3 Syllables, Morphemes and Words -- 1.3.1 Sub-Syllabic Morphotonemes -- 1.3.2 Polysyllabic Morphemes -- 1.3.3 Multi-Morphemic Words -- 1.4 The Noun Phrase
1.4.1 The Basic Structure of the Noun Phrase -- 1.4.2 Classifiers and Measures -- 1.5 The Locative Phrase and Spatial Deictics -- 1.6 Simple Clause Types -- 1.6.1 Existential Clauses -- 1.6.2 Nominal Subject Complement Clauses -- 1.6.3 Intransitive Clauses -- 1.6.4 Reciprocal Clauses -- 1.6.5 Transitive Clauses -- 1.6.6 Ditransitive Clauses -- 1.7 Operations on the Simple Clause: Mood, Modality, and Aspect -- 1.7.1 Imperative -- 1.7.2 Interrogative and Uncertainty with puas -- 1.7.3 Negative with tsis and txhob -- 1.7.4 Certainty with twb -- 1.7.5 Future, Likelihood, and Intention with yuav
1.7.6 Likelihood and Obligation with yuav-tsum and yuav-tau -- 1.7.7 Deontic Modality with a Complementation Strategy -- 1.7.8 Deontic Modality with Postverbal tau -- 1.7.9 Achievement with Preverbal tau -- 1.7.10 Imperfective Aspect -- 1.7.11 The Perfect with lawm -- 1.8 Conclusion to Chapter One -- Chapter 2 Introduction to Serial Verb Constructions -- 2.1 The Term 'Serial Verb Construction' -- 2.1.1 The Term 'SVC' Used for Distinct Actions -- 2.1.2 The Term 'SVC' Used for a Single Action/Event -- 2.2 The Notion of a Single Event -- 2.2.1 Construal as a Single Event
2.2.2 Packaging as Single Event -- 2.3 The Notion of Joint Predication -- 2.4 Syntactic Framework for the Analysis of SVC Types in White Hmong -- 2.4.1 Key Notions for the Analysis -- 2.4.2 The Syntactic Analysis of White Hmong SVCs Proposed -- 2.5 Conclusion to Chapter Two -- Chapter 3 Productive Serial Verb Constructions in White Hmong -- 3.1 Cotemporal Serial Verb Constructions -- 3.1.1 Cotemporal Motion Serial Verb Constructions -- 3.1.2 Cotemporal SVCs Involving Actions -- 3.1.3 Nexus and Level of Juncture in Cotemporal SVCs -- 3.2 Cause-Effect Serial Verb Constructions
3.2.1 Constraints on the Verbs Appearing in Cause-Effect SVCs -- 3.2.2 The Type of Causation Described by Cause-Effect SVCs in White Hmong -- 3.2.3 Nexus and Level of Juncture in Cause-Effect SVCs -- 3.2.4 Cause-Effect SVCs: One Subject or Two? -- 3.3 Attainment Serial Verb Constructions -- 3.3.1 Introduction -- 3.3.2 Types of Predicate in Attainment SVCs -- 3.3.3 Components Common to All Attainment SVCs -- 3.3.4 Comparison of Attainment SVCs with 'Resultative Verb Compounds' in Mandarin -- 3.3.5 Rules for Deriving Attainment SVCs: Syntactic or Lexical?
Summary "Investigates verb serialization, a highly productive grammatical strategy in this dynamic Southeast Asian language in which multiple verbs are simply concatenated within a single clause to depict a single event. The investigation identifies four major types of serial verb construction (SVC) in White Hmong and finds that the key function of all these types is to depict a single event in an elaborate and vivid way, a much-favoured method of description in this language. These findings concerning the nature and function of SVCs in White Hmong contribute to broader discussions on the nature of events as both cognitive and cultural constructs"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject White Hmong dialect -- Verb phrase.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 900429239X (electronic bk.)
9789004292390 (electronic bk.)
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