Article published in:In Hot Pursuit of Language in Prehistory: Essays in the four fields of anthropology. In honor of Harold Crane Fleming
Edited by John D. Bengtson
[Not in series 145] 2008
► pp. 439–464
The millennial persistence of Indo-European and Eurasiatic pronouns and the origin of nominals
In further defense of the Proto-Sapiens antiquity of global kinship etymologies, we illustrate the long-lasting survival of personal pronouns first in the Indo-European family, then in the Eurasiatic macrofamily of languages. We then put forward a conjecture about how the category of 1st and 2nd person pronouns might have originated.
Published online: 03 December 2008