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Title:On grammaticalization of motion verbs in Paiwan
Abstract:This paper aims to show the grammaticalization patterns of two pairs of motion verbs in Paiwan. First the causative motion verb 'pasa' grammaticalized as: self-propelled motion verb > abstract motion verb > irrealis clitic > scale-measure prefix. Second, the self-propelled motion verb 'sa' also has shifted as: instrument verb > desire clitic > quality prefix. Third, the causative motion verb 'paka' has the path: causative motion verb > self-propelled motion verb > causative instrument verb > instrument verb. Fourth, the self-propelled motion verb 'maka' grammaticalized as: time-spanning and event completion verb > ability verb. Fifth, the verbal root 'ka' has the path: comitative coordinator > past time particle > past time prefix. We argue that the prefix 'pa-' 'cause' was grammaticalized as a motion marker in Paiwan. Moreover, we also argue that grammaticalization patterns are motivated by the reanalysis and analogy mechanisms and the metaphor and metonymy factors.
Contributor (author):Chao-Lin Li
Date (W3CDTF):2008
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/42072
Extent:pages 65-107
Is Part Of:Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures
Is Version Of (URI):oai:sil.org:26100
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):TW
Subject:Paiwan language
Subject (ISO639):pwn
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Chao-Lin Li. 2008. Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures.
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Country: Taiwan
Area: Asia

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