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Pro-forms: Are pronouns alone in the function of representation?

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dc.contributor.author Demirci, K.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-16T12:30:37Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-16T12:30:37Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.issn 13010549 (ISSN)
dc.identifier.uri http://acikerisim.pau.edu.tr:8080/xmlui/handle/11499/7590
dc.description.abstract Traditionally, in language the characteristic of 'standing for' something is attributed to pronouns only. This linguistic approach confines the status of substitution to the nounpronoun dichotomy. However, when examined closely, in language substitution, representation, reference etc. have more common applications than conventionally believed, and other than the noun-pronoun dichotomy, there are a number of other language units that can substitute each other. Along with common nouns, some verbs, adjectives and on some occasions even sayings, proverbs, stories, anecdotes, fables etc. can be used with the function of representation. These types of expressions that stand for other language units are called pro-forms. Though pronouns are the largest ones, they make just one sub-division among a larger group of pro-forms. Even though they are not grammatically marked as pronouns, they all show pronoun-like characteristics. Accordingly, this study aims to show that pronouns are not unaccompanied in the function of representation. This study is mainly based on the semiotic theory and to a certain extent the prototype theory.
dc.language.iso English; Turkish
dc.publisher Ahmet Yesevi University
dc.relation.isversionof 10.12995/bilig.2014.6805
dc.subject Pro-form
dc.subject Pronominality
dc.subject Pronoun
dc.subject Prototype theory
dc.subject Reference types
dc.subject Semiotics
dc.title Pro-forms: Are pronouns alone in the function of representation?
dc.type Article
dc.relation.journal Bilig
dc.identifier.volume 68
dc.identifier.startpage 97
dc.identifier.endpage 116
dc.identifier.index Scopus


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