Clitic phenomena in European languages by Frits Beukema, Marcel den Dikken

By Frits Beukema, Marcel den Dikken

This booklet is worried with a couple of valuable matters within the thought of clitics, a subject that has turn into a lot debated lately. generally written inside a up to date generative framework, its contrastive strategy discusses those concerns opposed to the historical past of a couple of ecu languages, between which the Balkan Slavic languages determine prominently. The query as to if clitics are to be situated within the syntax or within the phonology or in either is addressed in articles through Boškovič, Progovac and Franks, who additionally offers an intensive introductory essay to the amount. There are designated experiences on clitic habit in Greek relative clauses (Alexiadou and Anagnostopolou), Bulgarian and English DPs (Dimitrova-Vulchanova), a number of the Romance languages (Franco), Slovene (Golden and Milojevič Sheppard), Albanian and Greek (Kallulli) and Macedonian (Tomič). ultimately, the publication incorporates a discourse-related description of clitic doubling in Balkan Slavic languages (Schick). The e-book may be of curiosity to any pupil, theoretical or descriptive, whose study touches upon the important phenomenon of cliticisation.

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And, as in Chomsky (1993), my system also requires that the highest copy possible to pronounce be the one pronounced. Since pronunciation works by replacing a morphosyntactic object with a phonological one, and in order to find the right item in the lexicon access to appropriate features is necessary, the verb can only be pronounced where both 26. While I subscribe to the traditional view that the Slavic special clitics form a syntactic cluster, Boškovic´ (this volume, in progress) presents a viable prosodically oriented alternative.

Many extraneous decisions about phrase structure have been made in (27), such as the labels and relative heights of functional categories. These details are irrelevant to the central claims made in this introduction, and are provided merely for the sake of explicitness of representation. CLITICS AT THE INTERFACE (27) a. 27 [AgrSP Jovan predstavlja ————— mu ga [AgrIOP predstavlja ————— mu —— ga — [vP svaki dan [vP predstavlja ga — [AgrOP predstavlja ————— ga — [VP mu —— ————— ga predstavlja —]]]]]] An element which is ‘struck through’ is not pronounced.

Is changed from weak to strong in the mapping from syntax to morphology. 2, involves making a comparable adjustment in the mapping from morphology to PF. 40. Note that, as shown by Golden and Sheppard (this volume), initial clitics in Slvn need not be adjacent to the verb. They note that ‘traditional Slovene grammar assumes that sentence-initial clitics result from deleting the material preceding the clitics’. I believe that this is correct, and that the deletion is a PF process, one which follows satisfaction of the morphological constraint L.

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