In this paper, the author presents the results of an examination of the relational morphology in 76 Tibeto-Burman languages, primarily from the Bodic section of the Tibeto-Burman language family. He discusses a set of etymons used to express relational functions and show how the meanings of the reflexes of these etymons have evolved. Michael Noonan then go on to discuss overall patterns of syncretism of relational markers in these languages. Finally, the author deals with the relation between the observed overall patterns of syncretism and the evolution of the reflexes of the etymons.
|Date Deposited:||15 December 2008|
|Controlled Subjects:||Bodo-Sprache, Morphosyntax, Synkretismus|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Bodo-Sprachfamilie , Sprachverwandtschaft , Sprachentwicklung, Bodo Language , Syntax-Morphology , Syncretism , Language Development|
|Series:||Electronic Publications by Michael Noonan|