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Pronouns to the right of the sentence

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cataphor
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Pronouns to the right of the sentence

Postby cataphor » 2013-08-09, 15:32

Hello everyone,

I'm doing some research on a structure which is pretty common in the world's languages, and it looks like the example in (1) to (6) which is from some dialect of English:

(1) [Talking about some sort of potatoes] They cook fast, them.
(2) She's a liar, her.
(3) I payed him, me.
(4) That's great, that!
(5) We met Lisa at the train station, her.
(6) Mary talked to Peter last saturday night, to him.

What I'd like to know is whether your language allows for a similiar construction. That is, do you - in colloquial conversation - place pronouns in the end of the sentence that correlate to some referent in the preceding clause? If so, I would be pleased if you could give an example. They don't need to fit the examples above regarding the content.

I would also like to know what form the pronoun takes. So, in (1) to (5), the pronouns at the end are all in accusative or "tonic" form. Moreover, if you change the role of the correlating element, e.g. make it an object, does the case of the pronoun change? The relevant examples would be (5), where the correlate is a direct object, and (6), where it is an indirect object.

Connected to this, how would the answers to the question in (7), (8), and (9) look like?

(7) Who wants some ice cream? --
(a) Me!
(b) Her!
(c) Him!
(d) Us!
(e) Them!

(8) Who did Mary see at the train station? --
(a) Me!
(b) Her!
(c) Him!
(d) Us!
(e) Them!

(9) Who did Peter give the money to? --
(a) To me!
(b) To her!
(c) To him!
(d) To us!
(e) To them!


I would be very happy if you could help me out with that. If you like, I could also acknowledge your contribution by naming you in the paper. For further questions, feel free to ask. You can also contact me under andrea06@uni-potsdam.de. Below, you can find a template for the answers since, I guess, it would be annoying to number them yourself.

Best regards,
Andreas Schmidt

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(8)
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(d)
(e)

(9)
(a)
(b)
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(d)
(e)

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Re: Pronouns to the right of the sentence

Postby miae » 2013-08-10, 10:52

I don't think this is very common in Slavic languages. I hope someone will prove me wrong, though.

It's hard to even come up with an example of right dislocation. I found one on the internet, in Slovenian:

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Poglej ga      no   kljukca. (Slovenian)
Look   him.ACC well dummy.
Well look at our dummy now. (English)
You cannot say it with a pronoun to the right of the sentence, like this: "Poglej kljukca no, ga."

I translated the questions and answers (7), (8) and (9), but don't know how would these two would be connected?

(7) Tko želi sladoled? --
(a) Ja!
(b) Ona!
(c) On!
(d) Mi!
(e) Oni!

(8) Tko je vidjeo Mariju na željezničkoj stanici? --
(a) Ja!
(b) Ona!
(c) On!
(d) Mi!
(e) Oni!

(9) Komu je Petar dao novac? --
(a) Meni!
(b) Njoj!
(c) Njemu!
(d) Nama!
(e) Njima!

cataphor
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Re: Pronouns to the right of the sentence

Postby cataphor » 2013-08-14, 10:24

Thank you very much for your answers! Nobody seems to have proven your judgements wrong so far.

I asked for the fragment answers because there seems to be a connection between those and right peripheral pronouns: if Slovenian had had right peripheral pronouns, I'm pretty sure they would have been of the same form as the fragment answers.


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