Publication details [#10632]

DeLancey, Scott. 1985. The analysis-synthesis-lexis cycle in Tibeto-Burman: A case study in motivated change. In Haiman, John, ed. Iconicity in syntax: Proceedings of a symposium on iconicity in syntax, Stanford, June 24-26, 1983. John Benjamins. pp. 367–389.
Publication type
Article in book
Publication language
Language as a subject


A consideration of the verbal category called 'directive' (i.e. the morphological or syntactic indication of various types of motion, most commonly deictic) in Tibeto-Burman, trying to show how its diachronic occurrence and disappearance is iconically motivated.