ERIC Number: ED335949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Zapotec Pronoun Classification.
Marlett, Stephen A.
An analysis of pronouns in Zapotec languages looks at their behavior across the language family, noting where the languages are alike or different. Seven regional Zapotec variations are used for illustration, including: Isthmus; Yatzachi; Yalalag; Texmelucan; Atepec; Guelavia; and Xanaguia. A major conclusion is that the traditional division of pronouns used in descriptions of Zapotec is inadequate. Instead, they must be considered in terms of three classes, only two of which may be found in a given language: prosodically independent, syntactically independent, and syntactically dependent. Pronoun inventories for the seven Zapotec variations following this classification system are appended, and a 13-item bibliography is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers: Markedness; Zapotec
Note: In: Work Papers of the 1990 Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session, Volume 34, p35-58, 1990. For collected papers, see FL 019 451.