Derivation of serial verbal constructions

Author

Oye Paul Taiwo

Affiliation

University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Abstract

Earlier works failed to account for the derivation of serial verbal constructions. This is because the deletion method adopted could not account for the derivation of the modified serial verbal construction type. In this paper, we employ the Minimalist Framework of generative syntax for the derivation of this problematic SVC-type. This is done through the works of two principles in the Minimalist Program, these are operations select and merge.

Keywords

deletion; computational system; select; merge; serial verbal construction

Publication Date

June 1, 2009

Issue

Volume 3, Issue 1

Citation information

Taiwo, Oye Paul. 2009. “Derivation of serial verbal constructions.” Language. Text. Society 3 (1): e1-e11. https://ltsj.online/2009-03-1-optaiwo. (Journal title at the time of publication: SamaraAltLinguo E-Journal.)

BibTeX

@Article{TaiwoOP2009,
author = {Taiwo, Oye Paul},
title = {{Derivation of serial verbal constructions}},
journal = {Language. Text. Society},
year = {2009},
volume = {3},
number = {1},
pages = {1–11},
url = {https://ltsj.online/2009-03-1-optaiwo/},
}

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