Clitic and Affix Combinations: Theoretical Perspectives

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Lorie Heggie, Fernando Ordˇ˝ez
John Benjamins Publishing, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 388 pages
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In this volume, the relationship between clitics and affixes and their combinatorial properties has led to a serious discussion of the interface between syntax, morphology, semantics, and phonology that draws on a variety of theoretical perspectives (e.g., HPSG, Optimality Theory, Minimalism). Clitic/affix phenomena provide a rich range of data, not only for the identification of an affix vs. clitic, but also for the best way to explain ordering constraints, some of which are contradictory. A range of languages are considered, including Romance and Slavic languages, as well as Turkish, Greek, Icelandic, Korean, and Passamaquoddy. Moreover, several articles consider dialectal microparameterization, notably in Spanish, French, and Occitan. This volume thus reflects current debate on issues such as clitic ordering constraints, the relationship of clitics to inalienable possession and the left periphery, and templatic approaches to affixes vs. clitics while examining a broad range of languages.
 

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Contents

The case connection
33
Clitic sequences and Feature Geometry
81
The syntax of clitic climbing in Czech
103
On diachronic changes and crosslinguistic contrasts
141
A feature checking analysis
199
Nonmorphological determination of nominal particle ordering in Korean
239
Evidence for a phonological buffer
283
The WTiClitic Connection
301
Morphosyntax of two Turkish subject pronominal paradigms
315
On the syntax of doubling
343
Author index
375
Languages index
381
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