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:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Pasch, Helmaama14@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIED
Editors:
EditorsEmailORCID
Brenzinger, MatthiasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fehn, Anne-Maria UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
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: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Institute for African Studies and Egyptology
Language: English
Date: 7 August 2012
Full Text Status: Public
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2013 07:09
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/4933

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