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Adam Ledgeway and Martin Maiden

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677108

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.001.0001

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Tonic pronominal system: morphophonology

Tonic pronominal system: morphophonology

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(p.722) Chapter 44 Tonic pronominal system: morphophonology
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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages
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Chiara Cappellaro

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0044

This chapter isurveys some of the most important issues regarding the morphophonological properties of Romance tonic pronouns. It covers person, number, gender, case, and animacy distinctions and markedness restrictions; cumulative exponence and syncretisms; overabundance; suppletion; tonic versus weak distinctions); allomorphic variations and concomitant positional restrictions; demonstratives as sources of tonic pronouns. Specific topics dealt with include: aspects of person marking from Latin to Romance; third person pronouns; morphological competition in the history of Romance personal pronouns; competition due to ‘case’ loss; competition due to loss of semantic contrast between IPSE and ILLE; first and second person marking; third person marking; non-canonical phenomena in Romance third person markers; canonical inflection; syncretism; suppletion.

Keywords:   pronouns, third person, case, animacy, demonstratives, morphological competition

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