ERIC Number: EJ643221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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The Development of "Strengthened" Possessive Pronouns in English.
Allen, Cynthia L.
Language Sciences, v24 n3-4 p189-211 May-Jul 2002
Investigates the developments of "strengthened" possessives such as "hers" and "hern" (earlier her) through a fresh examination of a substantial number of Middle English texts. While the "s" forms developed in different ways, both resulted in a processing advantage, as they signal to the hearer that no head noun phrase is following. (Author/VWL)
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