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ERIC Number: ED528153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 174
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Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1245-7366-3
Syntax-Semantics Issues for Multiple Event Clauses in Bangla (Bengali)
Basu, Debarchana
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Purdue University
This study analyzes the complex predicates in Bangla (Bengali); serial verb constructions (SVCs) and verb compounds (VCs). Based on semantics, syntactic behavior and prosody, I claim that the predicates belong to two different modules of grammar: SVCs in syntax and VCs in the lexicon. Additionally, I show that clausal tense marked in the last verb of the SVC verb series is distinct from the internal temporal relationships between the events. There needs to be different levels of analysis for clausal tense and clause internal temporal relationships between the events. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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