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Pronominalization

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Author(s): Ahmed-Sokarno Abdel-Hafiz
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 pronominalization in Standard and colloquial Arabic in this sense, see, for instance Mohammad (1999). In this entry, the term ‘pronominalization’ is used in a text-linguis…