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What is a serial verb construction?

 

Definition
 

A serial verb construction is a string of verbs or verb phrases within a single clause that

 
Example (Twi)
 
Kofi de pono no baae
Kofi take_PAST pono the come_PAST
‘Kofi brought the table.’
 
Source:

Sebba 1987 1

Generic
  A serial verb construction is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Noonan 1985 55, 76–77

 

Sebba 1987 1-2, 86–87


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