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ERIC Number: ED370368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Serial Verb Nominalisations in Dagaare.
Bodomo, Adams B.; van Oostendorp, Marc
This paper examines nominalization and serial verb construction (SVC) in Dagaare, a West African language. It discusses nominalization theory and its relation to Germanic languages such as English, German, and Dutch, using insights gained from the study of these languages to help illuminate nominalization in Dagaare and other similar West African languages. Serial verb nominalization (SVN) in Dagaare is then examined. SVN in Dagaare gives rise to a pattern in which the shared object precedes all verbal predicates, whereas normal SVC shows a pattern in which the direct object surfaces in between the governing verbs. Contains 21 references. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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