Clitic Phenomena in European Languages
Frits H. Beukema, Marcel den Dikken
John Benjamins Publishing, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 320 pages
This book is concerned with a number of central issues in the theory of clitics, a topic that has become much debated in recent years. Mainly written within a recent generative framework, its contrastive approach discusses these issues against the background of a number of European languages, among which the Balkan Slavic languages figure prominently. The question as to whether clitics are to be located in the syntax or in the phonology or in both is addressed in articles by Bo kovi?, Progovac and Franks, who also provides a thorough introductory essay to the volume. There are detailed studies on clitic behavior in Greek relative clauses (Alexiadou and Anagnostopolou), Bulgarian and English DPs (Dimitrova-Vulchanova), the various Romance languages (Franco), Slovene (Golden and Milojevi? Sheppard), Albanian and Greek (Kallulli) and Macedonian (Tomi?). Finally, the book contains a discourse-related description of clitic doubling in Balkan Slavic languages (Schick). The book should be of interest to any scholar, theoretical or descriptive, whose research touches upon the central phenomenon of cliticisation.
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2PL cliticisation 2PL effect accusative clitic Albanian and Greek Alexiadou Anagnostopoulou analysis anaphoric Animacy approach argued argument assume auxiliary clitics BoSkovic this volume Bulgarian Cavar Chomsky clausal clause clitic climbing clitic cluster clitic placement clitic pronouns complement complementiser constituent constructions dative clitic dative shift definite derivation Dikken Dimitrova-Vulchanova direct object clitic direct object DPs domain elements enclitic English existential extended projection F-features fact Focus functional heads Grammar him-DAT-CL host I-phrase inflectional intonation Jovan juce languages lexical licensing Macedonian Milena morphemes morphological move nominal noun phrases object agreement object clitic doubling overt paper participle phonological pied-piping plurals possessive expressions predicates preposition Progovac pronominal clitics properties proposed prosodic Rada referential relative clauses SC clitics second position semantic sentence Serbo-Croatian singulars Slavic Slavic languages Slovene Spanish SpecCP specific strong syntax structure syntactic syntactic movement syntax syntax account Tirana Tomic ungrammatical verb verbal