so-called "pro-drop" languages

claude-hagege claude-hagege at WANADOO.FR
Sun Feb 8 21:34:02 UTC 2004


Dear all,
I appreciate Gideon's message, which says explicitly what I did not want to develop further. I quite agree that, as he writes, the " 'pro-drop' issue in formal linguistics has brought about a certain amount of confusion". The distinction I propose between personal pronoun and person index is precisely meant to recall that many so-called pro-drop languages do not by any means "drop" the person marker, if we mean thereby the affixed person index and not the personal pronoun.

All best, Claude.
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