On Clitics and Cliticization: The Interaction of Morphology, Phonology, and Syntax, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

On Clitics and Cliticization

The Interaction of Morphology, Phonology, and Syntax, 1st Edition

By Judith L. Klavans


206 pages

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First published in 1995. This investigation shows that cliticization is not a totally unified phenomenon. Asymmetries in the behaviour of phonological and syntactic clitics show that no single principle predicts all clitic behaviour. The study explores the idea that modifications to the original five parameter system of analysis can be altered to a more efficient analysis in terms of three parameters. This title will be of interest to students of phonetics and phonology.

Table of Contents

Foreword Arnold M. Zwicky; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; Terminology; 1. Initial Facts 2. Typology of Clitics and Cliticization 3. Analysis of Cliticization: Review and Problems 4. Towards a New Theory of Clitics 5. On Stress and Cliticization; References; Indexes

About the Author

Judith L. Klavans is the Principal Investigator on the Mellon-funded Computational Linguistics for Metadata Building (CLiMB) research project, now based at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Phonetics and Phonology

This set of 23 volumes, originally published between 1952 and 1996, amalgamates a wide breadth of research on the subject of phonetics and phonology, including studies on the axiomatic method, nonlinear phonology, and prosodic phonology. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of language and linguistics.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General