Chapter

The Syntax of Pronouns

Enoch Oladé Aboh

in The Morphosyntax of Complement-Head Sequences

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195159905
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788125 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159905.003.0004

Series: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax

 The Syntax of Pronouns

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This chapter shows that the split-D hypothesis helps to account for the Gungbe pronouns. The first section discusses current theoretical analysis of the pronominal system cross-linguistically. Extending this analysis to the Gungbe data, the next section demonstrates that the Gungbe pronominal system can be characterized in terms of a tripartition that postulates the existence of strong, weak, and clitic pronouns. The last section concludes the chapter.

Keywords: split-D hypothesis; Gungbe pronouns; pronominal system; tripartition

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Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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