Merge right: iambic effects, grammaticalization and cliticization in Brao grammar

Date:
2011
Part Of Series:
Mon-Khmer Studies Journal Special Issue No. 3: Austroasiatic Studies: Papers from ICAAL 4: Vol 2
Extent:
pp. 162-177
Description:
From introduction: This paper observes some reductions of surface form in Brao ..., a West Bahnaric (Mon-Khmer) language in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia. We present certain cases of grammaticalization and cliticization and recognize some principles of iambic process which appear to underlie these historical effects. ... One special effect is the merging of pre-verbal pronouns (and tense) with the root, which has triggered a syntactic respecification of subject pronouns, creating thereby a hitherto non-existent grammatical agreement system. The ‘driving’ empirical principle throughout this study is a simple one, though its effects are not.
Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Cambodia
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Subject:
Pronouns
Iambic effects
Grammaticalization
Cliticization
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Entry Number:
52499