Instrument and place nouns: A typological and diachronic perspective

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Abstract

This article deals with Instrument and place nouns, more specifically, with the frequent syncretism observable between them. It is shown that this syncretism does not generally arise from a direct semantic Extension from one category to the other, but to factors such as borrowing, homonymization, ellipsis, reanalysis, or the concretization of action nouns.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1301 - 1359
JournalLinguistics
Volume51
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013

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