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Query Details

Query Subject:   language change: postpositions into prepositions
Author:   Fatemeh Nemati
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Typology

Query:   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,
LL Issue: 24.3229
Date posted: 09-Aug-2013


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