This paper examines pronominal reference and the long-distance anaphor in Pulaar, a West
African language spoken from Senegal to Niger and Cameroon. I am focusing on Toore, a
dialect of Pulaar spoken in southern Senegal. I will first give a sketch of the pronominal system
of Pulaar with specific focus to the facts or paradigm that need to be accounted for. I will further
show the different contexts that license the antecedent-pronoun coreference as well as the
referential nuances that exist between different classes of pronoun. In this regard, I posit that the
differences noted in antecedent-pronoun coreference can be explained by definiteness and/or
specificity along the lines of Schwarz (2009) and Enç (1991).
Ba, Ibrahima. “Pronominal System and Reference in Pulaar.” Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 36 (2015), p. 100-112. https://doi.org/10.17161/1808.19759
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