Simulating the development of bound person marking

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Dokumentart: ConferencePaper
Date: 2015-11-04
Language: English
Faculty: 5 Philosophische Fakultät
5 Philosophische Fakultät
Department: Allgemeine u. vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft
DDC Classifikation: 400 - Language and Linguistics
Keywords: Linguistik
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Two different grammaticalization pathways have been proposed in the literature for the development of verbal bound person marking. It is shown that both can be simulated successfully. This suggests that bound person marking may emerge spontaneously in language and need not be genetically encoded.

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