“Compound verbs” in Komi: grammaticalisation without a grammatical morpheme?

Fejes, László (2004) “Compound verbs” in Komi: grammaticalisation without a grammatical morpheme? Acta Linguistica Hungarica, 51 (1-2). pp. 5-43. ISSN 1216-8076


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This paper explores Komi-Zyryan compound verbs. A small class of verbs can be formally recognised in posterior constituents of compound verbs, and compounds involving each of these verbs exhibit semantic and grammatical properties characteristic of their posterior constituents. On the other hand, the individual compound verbs are semantically non-compositional. The posterior constituents cannot be taken to be form-meaning complexes, i.e., morphemes. Therefore, some other, non-morpheme-based linguistic analysis is needed. This is a peculiar case of grammaticalisation where the result is not a grammatical morpheme.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > P0 Philology. Linguistics / filológia, nyelvészet
Depositing User: Fruzsina Pataki
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 09:46
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 09:46

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