A note on the history of the term “pronomenalisation”
This short note discusses the origin and development of the use of the term “pronomenalisation” (pronominalization) in Sino-Tibetan linguistics, pointing out that the concept was originally a typological one, and that the phenomenon was seen as the result of grammaticalization, i.e. the free pronouns being copied onto the verb.
Keywords: Sino-Tibetan linguistics, Tibeto-Burman linguistics, pronominalization, person marking, verb agreement, typological features vs. genetic features
Published online: 14 June 2019
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