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Title: Non-structural case marking in Tibeto-Burman and artificial languages
Authors: Coupe, Alexander R.
Lestrade, Sander
Keywords: Tibeto-Burman
Artificial Languages
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Coupe, A. R. & Lestrade, S. (2017). Non-structural Case Marking in Tibeto-Burman and Artificial Languages. Linguistic Discovery, 15(1), 1-34.
Series/Report no.: Linguistic Discovery
Abstract: This paper discusses the diachronic development of non-structural case marking in Tibeto-Burman and in computer simulations of language evolution. It is shown how case marking is initially motivated by the pragmatic need to disambiguate between two core arguments, but eventually may develop flagging functions that even extend into the intransitive domain. Also, it is shown how different types of case-marking may emerge from various underlying disambiguation strategies.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/87444
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/44461
DOI: 10.1349/PS1.1537-0852.A.475
Rights: © 2017 The Author(s) (Linguistic Discovery). This paper was published in Linguistic Discovery and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of The Author(s) (Linguistic Discovery). The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1349/PS1.1537-0852.A.475]. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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