Publication details [#6497]

Maran, La Raw and John M. Clifton. 1976. The causative mechanism in Jinghpaw. In Shibatani, Masayoshi, ed. Syntax and semantics 6: The grammar of causative constructions. Academic Press. pp. 443–458.
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Article in book
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Language as a subject


It is shown that there are a number of apparent anomalies in the mechanism of causativization in Jinghpaw (a Tibeto-Burman language), that can be understood only in terms of historical processes. It is claimed that a motivating factor behind some of these processes was a basic change in the cognitive-semantic structure of the native speaker.