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Aspects of the Theory of Clitics

Stephen Anderson

Abstract

This book is about the grammar of clitics. It considers all points of view, including their phonology and syntax and relation to morphology. In the process, it deals with the relation of second position clitics to verb-second phenomena in Germanic and other languages, the grammar of contracted auxiliary verbs in English, noun incorporation constructions, and several other much discussed topics in grammar. The book includes analyses of a number of particular languages, and some of these — such as Kwakw'ala (nullKwakiutlnull) and Surmiran Rumantsch — are based on the author's own field research. ... More

Keywords: grammar, phonology, syntax, morphology, verb-second phenomena, contracted auxiliary verbs, noun incorporation constructions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199279906
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279906.001.0001

Authors

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Stephen Anderson, author
Yale University
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