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Author Anderson, Gregory D. S.

Title Auxiliary verb constructions / Gregory D.S. Anderson.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.

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 UniM Bail  415.6 ANDE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 473 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Oxford studies in typology and linguistic theory.
Oxford studies in typology and linguistic theory.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [411]-458) and indexes.
Contents 1. Auxiliaries and auxiliary verb constructions -- 2. AUX-headed constructions -- 3. LEX-headed auxiliary verb constructions -- 4. Doubled inflection -- 5. Split and split/doubled inflectional patterns -- 6. Complex verb forms from fused auxiliary verb constructions -- 7. The origins of patterns of inflection in auxiliary verb constructions.
Summary "This is the most comprehensive survey ever published of auxiliary verb constructions (as in 'he could have been going to drink it' and 'she does eat cheese'). Drawing on a database of over 800 languages, Dr Anderson examines their morphosyntactic forms and semantic roles. He investigates and explains the historical changes leading to the cross-linguistic diversity of inflectional patterns, and he presents his results within a new typological framework." "The book's impressive range includes data on variation within and across languages and language families. In addition to examining languages in Africa, Europe and Asia, the author presents analyses of languages in Australasia and the Pacific and in North, South, and Meso-America. In doing so he reveals much that is new about the language families of the world and makes an important contribution to the understanding of their nature and evolution. His book will interest scholars and researchers in language typology, historical and comparative linguistics, syntax, and morphology."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Verb.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Auxiliaries.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Inflection.
Standard Number 9780199280315 (alk. paper)
ISBN 0199280312 (alk. paper)