Towards a Modular Theory of Linguistic Deficiency: Evidence From Malagasy Personal Pronouns

  title={Towards a Modular Theory of Linguistic Deficiency: Evidence From Malagasy Personal Pronouns},
  author={Anne Zribi-Hertz and Liliane Mbolatianavalona},
  journal={Natural Language \& Linguistic Theory},
This paper examines the personal pronouns of Malagasy in the light of Cardinaletti and Starke's (1994) theory of linguistic deficiency. Malagasy personal pronouns surface either as independent words or as suffixes, two sets of forms which some properties identify as strong and weak, in C & S's framework. Further investigation, however, reveals that C & S's strong/weak distinction, framed in terms of the hierarchical projection of functional categories, only partially captures the properties of… 

Pronominal deficiency: A view from Malagasy

  • Ileana PaulL. Travis
  • Linguistics
    Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique
  • 2022
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