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LINGUIST List 19.3723

Thu Dec 04 2008

Books: Morphology/Syntax/Semantics: Kallulli, Tasmowski (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Clitic Doubling in the Balkan Languages: Kallulli, Tasmowski (Eds)


Message 1: Clitic Doubling in the Balkan Languages: Kallulli, Tasmowski (Eds)
Date: 04-Dec-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Clitic Doubling in the Balkan Languages: Kallulli, Tasmowski (Eds)
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Title: Clitic Doubling in the Balkan Languages
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 130
Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%20130

Editor: Dalina Kallulli
Editor: Liliane Tasmowski
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289896 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 115.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289896 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 173.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255136 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 115.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255136 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 173.00
Abstract:

This volume is a collection of articles on clitic doubling, a phenomenon
that has preoccupied generative linguists since the 1980s, when its
theoretical importance was noted. Clitic doubling is prevalent in the
Balkan languages. However, generative studies initially dealt with its
properties in Romance languages, with the Balkan patterns coming
increasingly into focus. Since the mid-nineties, these patterns presented a
variety of challenges to the generalisations reached on the basis of
Romance, while also raising new research questions. The volume deals among
other things with the following aspects of the phenomenon: its extension
within and outside the Balkan Sprachbund and the observed variation; its
realizational possibilities and the constraints on the status of the
doubled DP (direct or indirect object, pronominal or non-pronominal); its
semantics (definite, specific, presupposed, neither) and pragmatics (topic
or not, D-linked or not); its temporal and locational genesis; the
relationship between the clitic and its associate.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Pragmatics
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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