ERIC Number: EJ527740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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The Amerind Personal Pronouns.
Nichols, Johanna; Peterson, David A.
Language, v72 n2 p336-71 Jun 1996
Presents a cross-linguistic survey showing that personal pronouns with first person "n" and second person "m" have an extensive yet restricted geographical range limited to the western Americas. Findings indicate that the "n:m" pronouns reflect a single, datable, noninitial, and nonterminal phase in the settlement of the Americas and are probably the best linguistic markers of that phase. (21 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia; North America