From Coordination to Verbal Serialization – the PÓJŚĆ (Serial Verb) Construction in Polish

Research in Language

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Title From Coordination to Verbal Serialization – the PÓJŚĆ (Serial Verb) Construction in Polish
Creator Andrason, Alexander
Subject serial verb construction
semantic maps
cognitive linguistics
Description The present paper studies the PÓJŚĆ gram in Polish – a construction composed of the verb pójść ‘walk’ and another inflected verb. The author demonstrates that the PÓJŚĆ can be represented as a set of stages on the path linking bi-clausality/bi-verbiness and monoclausal/mono-verbiness. Specifically, it spans the section ranging from a non-canonical, less cohesive instantiation of a serial verb construction (SVC) (in which it overlaps with asyndetic coordination) to a canonical instantiation of SVC (in which it complies with the SVC prototype to a large extent). Accordingly, the study corroborates the view that SVCs may derive from asyndetic coordination and, by accumulating properties associated with different parts of the clausality/verbiness continuum, gradually develop towards SVC. This gradualness is not only diachronic, but may also be observed synchronically.
Publisher Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Date 2018-03-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source Research in Language; Vol. 16 No. 1 (2018); 19-46
Research in Language; Tom 16 Nr 1 (2018); 19-46
Language eng

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