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Query Details

Query Subject:   Question - personal pronouns which change with temporal reference
Author:   David Palfreyman
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Dear Linguists,

I recently read an article about self and personhood in various
cultures, which states that "there are languages, such as Iaca (New
Caledonia), which have sets of [personal] pronouns marked for
different tenses, contradicting Western notions of physical continuity
[of the self]".

I can't find any mention on the web of a language called Iaca;
however, his point may well still be true. Can anyone tell me an
example of a language which shows the grammatical characteristic which
he describes?

Thanks for any leads,
David Palfreyman
Zayed University, Dubai.


LL Issue: 14.1024
Date posted: 06-Apr-2003


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