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From anaphoric pronoun to copula in Zande

Pasch, Helma (2012) From anaphoric pronoun to copula in Zande. In: Proceedings, 6th World Congress of African Linguistics, Cologne 2009. Rüdiger Köppe, Köln, pp. 489-500. ISBN 978-3-89645-199-6

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    Abstract

    In Zande there is a particle ni which has two syntactic functions. The first one is that of an ana¬phoric pronoun (cf. ex. 1. for its use as a possessive pronoun) which is neutral with regard to gender, number, and syntactic function. The second function is that of a copula (ex. 2. and 3.). My hypothesis is that this copula has developed in a process of grammaticalisation from the anaphoric pronoun. The aim of the present paper is to outline this development and the conditions which allowed for it to take place.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Creators:
    CreatorsEmail
    Pasch, Helmaama14@uni-koeln.de
    Editors:
    EditorsEmail
    Brenzinger, Matthias
    Fehn, Anne-Maria
    URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-49338
    Publisher: Rüdiger Köppe
    ISBN: 978-3-89645-199-6
    Subjects: Language, Linguistics
    Uncontrolled Keywords:
    KeywordsLanguage
    ZandeUNSPECIFIED
    CopulaUNSPECIFIED
    grammaticalizationUNSPECIFIED
    Faculty: Philosophische Fakultät
    Divisions: Philosophische Fakultät > Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie
    Language: English
    Date: 07 August 2012
    Date Type: Completion
    Full Text Status: Public
    Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2013 08:09:12
    URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/4933

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