The origin of the Old Irish oblique relative conjunct particle -(s)aN-

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The origin of the Old Irish oblique relative conjunct particle -(s)aN-

Post by cquiles » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:02 am

[url)http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/dia.16036.gar]On morphological internalization. The origin of the Old Irish oblique relative conjunct particle -(s)aN-[/url], Carlos García-Castillero, Diachronica, Volume 35, Issue 1, 2018, pages: 35 –70.

Abstract:
This paper deals with the creation of the Old Irish oblique relative conjunct particle -(s)aN- (e.g., dianepir “for which he says” = do-(s)aN-epir) as the outcome of the internalization of a demonstrative form used as a light head, which initially stood as a morphologically independent form. The initial step of this change was the grammaticalization of that demonstrative as the oblique element of a paradigm of relative-clause type forms in which the subject and object functions of the antecedent of the relative are also distinguished. Internalization is defined as an abrupt morphological change creating grammatical elements; its specific mechanism is the mirror image of externalization and must be distinguished from other morphological changes such as incorporation.
Carlos Quiles - Academia Prisca

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