The Tamil Auxiliary Verb System

The Tamil Auxiliary Verb System

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This book introduces the syntactic process of auxiliary formation and applies it to the grammatical analysis of the indicative, or non-modal, auxiliary verbs of Modern Tamil. Using data from spoken and written registers gathered over several years, the book demonstrates for the first time the systematic nature of auxiliary verb phenomena, and how they are integrated into the grammar of the language. Including fresh information on new verb constructions, verbal categories and tenses, this book will be a welcome addition to the current general linguistics literature, in particular the study of verbal categories and the morphosyntactic processes that instantiate them.I-NOM she-Ace car drive-CF see-psT-ls a#39;I saw her driving a car.a#39; Until Lindholm ( 1975) presented incontrovertible counterevidence, it was almost universally held that use of the conjunctive was constrained by a same-subject condition.

Title:The Tamil Auxiliary Verb System
Author:Sanford B. Steever
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2005


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