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The semantic specialization of third person pronoun ‘esso’ as (-human) in Standard Italian

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Extensive research has been carried out on personal pronouns in standard Italian (cf. Tables 1 and 2), in particular third person subject pronouns, from both a synchronic and a diachronic perspective. This study, however, is concerned with an aspect of the diacronic development of third person tonic forms that has been surprisingly overlooked, namely the semantic specialization as (–human) of the M.SG form esso. This work focuses on the competition of esso/egli as subjects and esso/lui as obl...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1075/rro.52.2.01cap

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Ling Philology and Phonetics Fac
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Publisher:
John Benjamins Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Revue Romane Journal website
Volume:
52
Issue:
2
Pages:
113-136
Publication date:
2017-12-08
Acceptance date:
2016-06-01
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EISSN:
1600-0811
ISSN:
0035-3906
URN:
uuid:739bb6fa-ddba-4907-b712-4315bb9f8a80
Source identifiers:
626330
Local pid:
pubs:626330
Paper number:
2

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