On the Use of Fourth Person in Navajo, or Navajo Made Harder

  title={On the Use of Fourth Person in Navajo, or Navajo Made Harder},
  author={A. Akmajian and Stephen Anderson},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={1 - 8}
The fourth person has been largely neglected in the literature on Navajo, usually being referred to as an impersonal form or something of the sort. One fact which has been mentioned is that the Noun Phrase referred to by a fourth person pronoun must be human.3 Thus, sentences (1) and (2) * Irvy W. Goosen, Navaho made Easier, Northland Press, Flagstaff (1967). 1 We wish to express our gratitude to Kenneth Hale of MIT, who taught us whatever we may know about doing field work, for his guidance… Expand
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