From ergativus absolutus to topic marking in Kiranti : a typological perspective

In many languages, clauses can be subordinated by means of case markers. For Bodic languages, a branch of Sino-Tibetan, Genetti (1986) has shown that the meaning of case markers on clauses is in most instances a natural 
In many languages, clauses can be subordinated by means of case markers. For Bodic languages, a branch of Sino-Tibetan, Genetti (1986) has shown that the meaning of case markers on clauses is in most instances a natural extension of their function on nouns. A dative, for example, which marks a referential goal with a noun, signals a situational goal, i.e., a purpose, when used on a clause. Among the case markers recruited for subordination, we not only get relatively concrete cases like datives, comitatives and various types of locatives, but also core argument relators such as ergatives and accusatives. In this paper, I focus on ergative markers in one subgroup of Bodic, viz. in Kiranti languages spoken in Eastern Nepal, especially in Belhare.
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Author:Balthasar Bickel
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1160453
URL:http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~bickel/research/papers/bickel1999.pdf
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2010/08/10
Year of first Publication:2003
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2010/08/10
SWD-Keyword:Kiranti; Sinotibetische Sprachen
Pagenumber:13
Note:
In: Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (1999), 38-49
Source:http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~bickel/research/papers/bickel1999.pdf ; (in:) In Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 1999, S. 38-49
HeBIS PPN:284848549
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Grammatikforschung / Grammar research
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