STRATEGY COMPETITION IN THE EVOLUTION OF PRONOUNS: A CASE-STUDY OF SPANISH LEÍSMO, LAÍSMO AND LOÍSMO

@inproceedings{Trijp2010STRATEGYCI,
  title={STRATEGY COMPETITION IN THE EVOLUTION OF PRONOUNS: A CASE-STUDY OF SPANISH LE{\'I}SMO, LA{\'I}SMO AND LO{\'I}SMO},
  author={Remi van Trijp},
  year={2010}
}
Pronouns form a particularly interesting part-of-speech for evolutionary linguistics because their development is often lagging behind with respect to other changes in their language. Many hypotheses on pronoun evolution exist – both for explaining their initial resilience to change as well as for why they eventually cave in to evolutionary pressures – but so far, no one has proposed a formal model yet that operationalizes these explanations in a unified theory. This paper therefore presents a… 

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