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Case Marking

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This chapter describes the various functions of the three case markers, or case postpositions, the agentive/instrumental -gi, the locative/dative -ga and the ablative -gai. Each of the case markers is used both as a nominal postposition as well as a clausal subordinator, a common feature of Bodic case postpositions. In their function as nominal postpositions, they may mark both core and oblique functions. The chapter shows that, for Tshangla clauses, the presence of the agentive case marker -gi is determined by a combination of syntactic, semantic and pragmatic factors instantiated within the individual clause as well as the larger discourse context, no single one of which is sufficient on its own to motivate agentive marking.

Keywords: Bodic case postpositions; case marking; nominal postposition; Tshangla clauses



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