Multiple Exponence on Archi Pronouns


  • Andrei Antonenko Stony Brook University
  • Alice C. Harris University of Massachusetts Amherst



In this paper we consider multiple exponence in Archi pronouns. We investigate the morphological structure of pronominal forms with several class markers, and demonstrate how the schema-based approach advocated by Harris (2009) can account for their occurrence. We show that pronominal forms with multiple class markers consist of a number of independent morphemes, each taking a class marker. Finally we show that concord is responsible for obligatory co-occurrence of the morphemes on the sequences of reflexive pronouns in Archi. This paper provides additional arguments for a layered structure of words in languages with multiple exponence based on morphological schemas.