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
Polish
semantic maps
grammaticalization
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
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/research/article/view/8055
10.2478/rela-2018-0001
 
Source Research in Language; Vol. 16 No. 1 (2018); 19-46
Research in Language; Tom 16 Nr 1 (2018); 19-46
1731-7533
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/research/article/view/8055/7971
 
Rights https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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