This book takes a detailed look at two differing complex predicates in the South Asian language Urdu. The Urdu permissive in particular brings into focus the problem of the syntax-semantics mismatch. An examination of the syntactic properties of this complex predicate shows that it is formed by the combination of two semantic heads, but that this combination is not mirrored in the syntax in terms of any kind of syntactic or lexical incorporation.
Buy Structure of Complex Predicates in Urdu book by Miriam Butt from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Centre for the Study of Language & Information
Publisher: Centre for the Study of Language & Information
Country of Publication:
Author Biography - Miriam Butt
Miriam Butt is a Wissenschaftliche Angestellte in the Seminar fur Sprachwissenschaft at the Universitat Tubingen."