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A pseudo-coordinated Serial Verb Construction “wziąć i V2” in Polish
A pseudo-coordinated Serial Verb Construction “wziąć i V2” in Polish

Author(s): Alexander Andrason
Subject(s): Eastern Slavic Languages
Published by: Ústav pro jazyk český Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: Polish; Serial Verb Constructions; coordination; pseudo-coordination; cognitive linguistics; grammaticalization

Summary/Abstract: This article argues that a double-verb construction built around the verb wziąć and the element i – the so-called J(uncture)-WZIĄĆ gram – is a less canonical Serial Verb Construction (SVC). The gram complies with all the traits postulated as inherent to the prototype of SVCs with one noticeable exception – it exhibits an element that is homophonous with the conjunctive coordinator i ‘and’. However, i in the J-WZIĄĆ gram is not a true coordinator, nor is the J-WZIĄĆ gram a genuine coordinated structure. Rather, i functions as a dummy juncture, and the J-WZIĄĆ gram constitutes an example of pseudo-coordination – a stage on the grammaticalization path from coordination to verbal serialization.

  • Issue Year: 80/2019
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 163-191
  • Page Count: 29
  • Language: English