Serial Verb Constructions

Authored by: Mangat Rai Bhardwaj

Panjabi

Print publication date:  April  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138793859
eBook ISBN: 9781315760803
Adobe ISBN: 9781317643272

10.4324/9781315760803.ch13

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Abstract

It is not that the whole is more than the sum of its parts, but that the parts acquire new properties. But as the parts acquire new properties by being together, they impart to the whole new properties, which are reflected in the changes in the parts, and so on. Parts and wholes evolve in consequence of their relationship and the relationship itself evolves. These are properties of things that we call dialectical…

Levins and Lewontin (1985: 3)

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