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1. Introduction

Pronominalization is a term that is used in different contexts (Crystal 2003:376). In traditional transformational grammar, pronominalization is a rule replacing lexical items with a pronoun, whereas later approaches analyzed the pronouns as being generated in the base. In Government and Binding theories, pronominals are a type of noun phrase with special government properties. On pronomina…

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Ahmed-Sokarno Abdel-Hafiz, “Pronominalization”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0271>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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