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On historical semantic changes of the Thai morpheme Hâj

Takahashi, Kiyoko


The present paper investigates historical semantic changes of the Thai multifunctional morpheme hâj by analyzing actual tokens of hâj expressions in Thai inscriptions produced from the end of the thirteenth century1 through the twentieth century. Having examined the diachronic corpus data, I consider that the following grammaticalization pathway of hâj is most plausible: (a) verb for change of location (caused motion) > (b)verb for change of state (induced situation) > (c) complementizer...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS) 5 (2012): 126-141


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