Original Articles

Some possibilities of the absolute pronoun in Xhosa

Published in: South African Journal of African Languages
Volume 5, issue 4, 1985, pages: 107–119
DOI: 10.1080/02572117.1985.10586602
Author(s): J.A. du PlessisDepartment of Bantu Languages, Republic of South Africa

Abstract

Some of the possibly erratic behaviour of the absolute pronoun in Xhosa was examined: its possibility of floating like a quantifier; its pronominal use; head of an NP; its function as subject and complement; and lastly its traditional status as a separate category itself.

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