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Serial verb constructions in Barayin: Typology, description and lexical-functional grammar

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Barayin is an East Chadic language spoken by around 5000 people in the Guera region of the Republic of Chad. This dissertation examines a particular type of syntactic construction in the language, serial verb constructions, from the perspectives of typological (or comparative) syntax, descriptive grammar, and the formal syntactic theory of Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG). Typologically, serial verb constructions are problematic because they represent a heterogeneous set of multiverb const...

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Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
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University of Rochester
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SOAS, University of London
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DPhil
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University of Oxford
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2019-01-19

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