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Working paper

General converbs in Mehweb

Kustova M. A.
This paper deals with the morphological and syntactic properties of general converbs in Mehweb, including the markers used to form general converbs and the alternations they undergo, periphrastic converbs, independent uses of converbs, their behaviour in combination with tensed verbs in the imperative, different strategies of how a converb clause shares its arguments with the main clause, and coordination/subordination properties of general converb construction.  The description of morphological features of the general converbs is mostly based on the existing studies of Mehweb. The description of their syntactic properties is based on an analysis of elicited examples.