[Lingtyp] Syncretism between forms encoding source and agent

Mathias Jenny kouannawa at gmail.com
Sat Jul 21 02:38:39 EDT 2018


in burmese, the ablative/source markers are also used to mark subjects (not
necessarily agents). see https://benjamins.com/catalog/sl.37.4.01jen

best
mathias

On Sat, 21 Jul 2018, 04:36 Ponrawee Prasertsom <ponrawee.pra at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> I am exploring research possibilities on the language of motion events.
>
> Does anyone know of a language that employs the same form (in any
> strategy--case, preposition, syntactic roles etc.) that for coding source
> (the starting point in a motion event, as in: I walked *from* my house to
> school) and agent?
>
> Related references would also be highly appreciated.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Ponrawee Prasertsom
>
> Graduate Student
> Department of Linguistics
> Chulalongkorn University
> Bangkok, Thailand
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