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The Overlapping Distribution of Personal and Demonstrative Pronouns

Donna K. Byron, Sarah Brown-Schmidt, and Michael K. Tanenhaus

in Reference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331639
eISBN:
9780199867981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331639.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter explores pragmatic distinctions between personal pronouns such as ‘it’ and demonstrative pronouns such as ‘that’ in English. These two categories of pronoun are typically employed in ... More


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