Personal Pronoun ( Concept )

      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Part Of Speech Property
                        |_ Pro Form
                              |_ Pronominal
                                    |_ Personal Pronoun


A pronoun used to refer to the speaker, the person spoken to, and other persons and things whose referents are presumed to be clear from the context. While some personal pronouns in some languages occur in essentially the same sentence position as other nominal expressions, it is rather common for them to show distributional peculiarities. Personal pronouns may be clitics whose distribution may be consistently distinct from that of non-clitic nominals. It is also common for the equivalent of personal pronouns to be expressed by affixes on the verb. [Schachter 1985: 25-26]

Usage Notes



User Submitted Issues