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Functions of Kuki-Chin verb stems according to King (adapted from King 2009: fig. 7)

Functions of Kuki-Chin verb stems according to King (adapted from King 2009: fig. 7)

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Sizang Chin exhibits verb stem alternation in which one form of a verb (Stem I) occurs in certain environments and a secondary form (Stem II) occurs in other environments. Henderson (1965) correlates Stem I with final clauses and Stem II with non-final clauses. King (2009) correlates Stem II with subordinate clauses. She also correlates Stem I with...

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... King proposes that Stem I correlates to the agentive voice -meaning the focus of the clause is on the agent -and Stem II correlates to the non-agentive voice -meaning the focus is not on the agent. Her conclusions are summarized in Table 1. The issue with King's methodology is that she does not make a clear distinction between the function of verb stem alternation in clausal-level phenomena (causatives/benefactives, adverbials, antipassive) and its function in argument-level phenomena (agentive, nonagentive, ergative, subject/object, etc.). ...