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Published: 24 November 2005

328 Pages

ISBN: 9780199279913

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Aspects of the Theory of Clitics

Stephen Anderson

Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

  • Covers the grammar of clitics in terms of their phonology, morphology, and syntax, as opposed to purely syntactic or phonological accounts
  • First comprehensive survey of clitic phenomena for 20 years
  • Provides analyses of such standard problems as English contracted auxiliaries clitic doubling, clitic climbing, and the relation of clitics to agreement
  • Original data from Kwakw'ala ("Kwakiutl") and Surmiran Rumantsch, as well as discussion of a wide range of languages
  • Suitable for use as a text for upper division undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in morphology and syntax