LINGUIST List 8.1393

Tue Sep 30 1997

Books: Syntax

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Message 1: new books: syntax

Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 08:41:51 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Rene H. Mulder <mulderhag.nl>
Subject: new books: syntax


New from Holland Academic Graphics:

CLITICS: PROSODIC STUDIES

by FRANK VAN DER LEEUW

Pb. ixi + 210 pp. 
Paperback, ISBN 90-5569-028-7 [HIL Dissertations, 29]
With summary in Dutch. With index. Publication date: September 23,
1997.

Price NLG 40 (= approx. $20) excl. P&P
Discount: 20% for standing orders on the HIL Dissertations series..
Information: <mailhag.nl> or <http://www.hag.nl>; . 

Abstract:

"Clitics" presents a prosodic treatment of clitics and cliticization,
using an integrated approach involving Lexical Phonology, Prosodic
Phonology, and Optimality Theory. Taking the prosodic properties of
clitics as a starting point, a proposal is made for the prosodic
representation of clitics. An analysis of the differences between
clitics and affixes is presented, leading to the claim that clitics
constitute a subset of postlexical affixes. Hence, cliticization is
considered to be an instantiation of postlexical affixation. Data are
drawn from a variety of languages, including detailed case-studies on
the noteworthy systems of Pashto, Quiotepec Chinantec, and European
Portuguese.

As the book provides an integration of several phonological theories
on the one hand, and deals with the phonology-morphology interface on
the other hand, "Clitics" is of interest to theoretical phonologists
working in the fields of Lexical Phonology, Prosodic Phonology,
Optimality Theory, and Morphology, and for anyone else interested in
clitics.
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