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Volume 34, Issue 2
  • ISSN 0378-4177
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9978
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Abstract

Kemmer (1993) argues that middle voice markers almost always arise diachronically through the semantic extension of a reflexive marker to other semantic uses related to reflexive. In this paper I will argue for an alternative diachronic path that has led to the development of the middle marker in Yurakaré (unclassified, Bolivia): through ideophone-verb constructions. Taking this perspective helps explain a number of synchronic peculiarities of the middle marker in Yurakaré, and it introduces a previously unnoticed channel for middle voice markers to arise.
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2010-01-01
2019-11-20
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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): ideophones , middle voice and Yurakaré
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