The Analysis of Light Verbs in Relation to Main Verbs: A Cross-linguistics Study

Authors

  • Arslan Arshad Research Associate, The University of Lahore, Lahore
  • Muhammad Ashraf Personal Assistant, Defense Housing Authority, Lahore
  • Dr. Sikander Ali Assistant Professor, The University of Lahore

Keywords:

Punjabi light verbs, main verbs, auxiliary verbs, semantics, syntactic, phonological

Abstract

The study highlights Punjabi light verbs in relation to main and auxiliary verbs.It describes the Punjabi verbs’ classification on the basis of light verbs in relationto main verbs and auxiliary verbs.  The study aims todescribe light verb structure in Punjabi and English language that how they are similar or different form each other. The researcher analyzed some light verbs of Punjabi and English language in detailto see that how they are semantically, syntactically and phonologically similar or differentandhas pointed out the characteristics of the light verbs keeping in view the functions they perform in respect withthe argument structure in which they occur.The analysis of the collected data was done manually regarding the sequence of light+ main verbs.The study also finds out the sequence of light verbs in relation with main verbs.

Published

2020-05-03

How to Cite

Arshad, A., Ashraf, M., & Ali, D. S. (2020). The Analysis of Light Verbs in Relation to Main Verbs: A Cross-linguistics Study. Linguistic Forum - A Journal of Linguistics, 2(1), 19-22. Retrieved from http://linguisticforum.com/index.php/ling/article/view/15