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This article describes the uses of the marker in Japhug, which presents many distinct functions, including ergative, instrumental, distributive, causal linker, manner linker and comparee marker in the comparative construction. A series of grammaticalization pathways, some of which have never been documented before, are proposed to account for the polyfunctionality of this marker.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): adversative; clause linking; comparative; distributive; ergative; instrumental; Japhug
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