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5.2.Lexical restrictions on the formation of pronominal PPs

Apart from the -human restriction on the R-pronominalization, there are several additional restrictions that are related to the lexical properties of the adpositions heading the PPs. In order to license the formation of a pronominal adpositional phrase, the adposition must be able to take a nominal complement. This means that only pre-, post- and circumpositions are eligible for it: intransitive prepositions and particles do not take a complement. This does not mean, however, that all adpositions taking a complement can undergo R-pronominalization. The following sections will discuss the restrictions that hold for pre-, post- and circumpositions, respectively.

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