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The Singpho agentive - functions and meanings

  title={The Singpho agentive - functions and meanings},
  author={Stephen. Morey},
  journal={Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman area},
  • S. Morey
  • Published 1 April 2012
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman area
This paper examines the Singpho noun phrase particle I, which functions both as a marker of agentive and also as an adverbial particle, marking locationals, temporals and causals. Based on a careful examination of our text corpus, the distribution of the agentive use of this particle, which is not obligatory, is compared with that of the obligatory anti-agentive, that marks animate patients, recipients/beneficiaries and experiencers. Its use is found to only weakly correlate with either the… 

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