Table of Contents

Asymmetric Events; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Introduction; Event chains and complex events; Asymmetry in English multi-verb sequences; Asymmetries for locating events with Cora spatial language; Spanish (de)queísmo; What does coordination look like in a head-final language?; Verb serialization as a means of expressing complex events in Thai; Notional asymmetry in syntactic symmetry; Subordination, nominalization, modification; Subordination in cognitive grammar; Asymmetric events, subordination, and grammatical categories; Asymmetry reversal The book introduces the concept of asymmetric events, an important concept in language and cognition, which, for the first time in linguistic literature, is identified in a more systematic way and analyzed in a number of different languages, including typologically or genetically unrelated ones. Asymmetric events are two or more events of unequal status in an utterance and papers in the volume present ways in which a linguistic description of main events in a sentence is different (morphologically, syntactically, discursively) from a description of backgrounded events. The prototypical asymmet.