resumptive pronoun


Linguistics.

a pronoun that appears in a sentence at a position from which something has been copied or moved by a transformational rule, as found in languages such as Irish, Welsh, Hebrew, and Arabic and in some nonstandard varieties of English, as him in (nonstandard) the man that I gave the book to him.

Nearby words

  1. resultantly,
  2. resultingly,
  3. resume,
  4. resumption,
  5. resumptive,
  6. resumptively,
  7. resupinate,
  8. resupination,
  9. resupine,
  10. resupply

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