This study examines the grammaticalization processes from displacement verbs peli- and chiwu-, denoting removal to auxiliary verbs, with special focus on their development into stance markers. In the development to the auxiliary verbs, the verbs in question reveals some tendency. With the help of corpus, we will focus on their frequency in the development to functional markers. Unlike other works previously done on the same displacement verbs, this study is meaningful because this study is implemented in a quantitative approach. We employed the four-stage scenario (Heine 2002) to explain the meaning change from the physical verbs to the auxiliary verbs via sequential verb constructions. Also, this paper contradicts one argument of Strauss (2002) on the verb peli-, giving counter examples.
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