Re: forms of "them" or "it" ?
|From:||Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 11, 2005, 21:35|
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From: Rodlox R <rodlox@...>
> the name for this verbal phenomenon(sp) may be obvious, but I
> don't know it.
The name is "coordination". Generally this is done by marking the
gender and/or case of each participant on each NP that refers to that
The most obvious example is that English has more than one pronoun.
A small number of languages have some kind of discourse-based (instead
of syntactically-, lexically-, or semantically-based) pronoun systems.
I'm away from my notes and books right now, but there's stuff in
_Language Universals and Linguistic Typology_ by Comrie, and
_Describing Morphosyntax_ by Payne.