The origin of the causative prefix in Rgyalrong languages and its implication for proto-Sino-Tibetan reconstruction

  title={The origin of the causative prefix in Rgyalrong languages and its implication for proto-Sino-Tibetan reconstruction},
  author={Guillaume Jacques},
  journal={Folia Linguistica},
  pages={165 - 198}
Abstract In this paper, the first detailed description of the two causative derivations in Japhug Rgyalrong is presented, based on a corpus of spontaneous speech. Two new pathways of grammaticalization are proposed. First, it is shown that the causative derives from a special type of denominal derivation. Second, a previously undocumented development from the causative to the abilitative derivation is described. Lastly, the implications of these grammaticalization hypotheses for the… 

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