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Адыгский аналитический аддитив: порядок слов и диахрония

Багирокова И. Г., Ландер Ю. А.

The paper deals with functioning of the analytical additive marker əčʼjə̣ / jəčʼjə̣ in the Temirgoy dialect of West Circassian (also known as Adyghe) and the Kuban dialect of Kabardian and analyses some morphosyntactic parameters, which serve to differentiate its various functions. According to the hypothesis we propose, the marker əčʼjə̣ / jəčʼjə̣ , which originally had exclusively additive functions or functions of the marker of coordination, has developed new pragmatically oriented meanings (contrast, emphasis in negation, etc.). Such pragmaticalization seems to have been accompanied not only by optional phonetic erosion which resulted in the appearance of a new additive clitic but also by the word order change, which presumably can be related to other typological features of the Circassian languages.