On historical semantic changes of the Thai morpheme Hâj
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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