The syntax of pronouns: Evidence from Halkomelem Salish

@article{Wiltschko2002TheSO,
  title={The syntax of pronouns: Evidence from Halkomelem Salish},
  author={M. Wiltschko},
  journal={Natural Language & Linguistic Theory},
  year={2002},
  volume={20},
  pages={157-195}
}
  • M. Wiltschko
  • Published 2002
  • Computer Science
  • Natural Language & Linguistic Theory
This paper investigates the syntax of independent pronounsin Halkomelem Salish and argues that thesepronouns are morphosyntactically complex. In particular,the paper shows that independent pronounscontain a syntactically active determiner, and concludesthat they are full DPs with an elliptical NP.Licensing of elliptical NPs is subject to cross-linguisticvariation, and thus not all languages allow fordeterminers to be used pronominally. The analysisof independent pronouns as full DPs is… Expand
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