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By Dalina Kallulli, Liliane Tasmowski

ISBN-10: 902725513X

ISBN-13: 9789027255136

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This quantity is a suite of articles on clitic doubling, a phenomenon that has preoccupied generative linguists because the Eighties, while its theoretical significance used to be famous. Clitic doubling is primary within the Balkan languages. despite the fact that, generative experiences at first handled its homes in Romance languages, with the Balkan styles coming more and more into concentration. because the mid-nineties, those styles provided quite a few demanding situations to the generalisations reached at the foundation of Romance, whereas additionally elevating new study questions. the quantity offers between different issues with the subsequent features of the phenomenon: its extension inside of and outdoors the Balkan Sprachbund and the saw edition; its realizational chances and the restrictions at the prestige of the doubled DP (direct or oblique item, pronominal or non-pronominal); its semantics (definite, particular, presupposed, neither) and pragmatics (topic or now not, D-linked or not); its temporal and locational genesis; the connection among the clitic and its affiliate.

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Alternatively, the relevant syntactic feature (encoded in the form of a clitic pronoun) is interpretable at the LF interface (in terms of givenness), and also gets spelled out prosodically in a certain way at the PF interface, hence accounting for the correlation . Two hallmarks of contrastive focus are more pronounced accent and the possibility of using a cleft construction (instead).  Dalina Kallulli & Liliane Tasmowski of givenness and deaccentuation that was observed earlier. Crucially, however, under both views prosody can be treated as an abstract morpheme in the sense of Embick and Noyer (2007).

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