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Title: Aspects of Verb Serialization in Thai.
Author: Vis, J.
ISNI:       0000 0000 6555 9172
Awarding Body: School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 1978
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Several problematic syntactic constructions are examined in order to determine if the grammar of Thai requires the postulation of a verb phrase expanding to two main verbs. In Chapters I to IV, alleged mUltiple verb sequences are shown to consist of a verb plus an element belonging to one of the following syntactic categories: 'modal', preposition, and complementizer. In contrast, Chapter V is concerned with 'verb series' that derive from distinct underlying verb phrases. For the specific Thai constructions investigated in this study, it is concluded that there is no evidence to motivate a phrase structure rule that generates an optional second verb.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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