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Chadic, Frajzyngier 2012), like Pero and Mina, has not grammaticalized the noun corresponding to ‘head’ as a marker coding the point-of-view of the affected subject. As demonstrated in the present section, this fact supports the hypothesis that the grammaticalization of some functions can be motivated by

In: Embodiment in Cross-Linguistic Studies

alternation between the comitative and the IC constructions can be used pragmatically. In fact, it is the desire of the speaker to convey a sense of union (e.g. between [náŋ] and [lɔ̀bɔ̀ŋ] in (1406)) that motivates the use of the IC . The semantic difference between the two is seen in the differences in

In: A Grammar of Lopit