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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages$
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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

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

Chiara Cappellaro

Oxford University Press

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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