Grammaticalization of the generalized Kampan applicative-ako (Arawak)

Mihas, Elena (2009) Grammaticalization of the generalized Kampan applicative-ako (Arawak). In: Santa Barbara Papers in Linguistics (20) pp. 16-29. From: 12th Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, 8-9 May 2009.

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[Extract] The present study is concerned with the Kampan semantically unspecified applicative i –ako and addresses the following issues: (1) What are the synchronic usages of the ako-applicative? (2) What are the pathways of the suffix's diachronic development? (3)What is a possible motivation for its historical development? The analysis draws on the corpus of over 300 sentences with ako-applicatives collected from texts, grammars, dictionaries, and other secondary sources.

The organization of this paper is as follows. Section 1 offers a brief typological profile of the Kampan subgrouping of Arawak; section 2 presents an outline of the prior research on the applicative -ako and discusses its origin; section 3 provides an analysis of the synchronic uses of the ako-applicative, discusses their motivation, and proposes pathways of the suffix's development; section 4, by way of conclusion, explores some theoretical implications of this research for the cross-linguistic study of generalized applicatives.

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Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2014 20:28
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