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LINGUIST List 24.3229

Fri Aug 09 2013

Qs: language change: postpositions into prepositions

Editor for this issue: Alex Isotalo <alxlinguistlist.org>

Date: 09-Aug-2013
From: Fatemeh Nemati <fatemenegmail.com>
Subject: language change: postpositions into prepositions
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Dear All,

It is not difficult to find studies that have talked about how postpositions have changed into case markers and how prepositions are grammaticalized into prefixing case markers. Does anybody know of languages in which postpositions have changed their order and developed into prepositions in the course of language change?
Any help or hint at the existence or non-existance of such a change will be appreciated.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon,

Linguistic Field(s): Typology

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