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Title: Why There Are No Clitics
Written By: Daniel L. Everett
Series Title: Publications in Linguistics #123
Description:

The author argues for the thesis that pronominal clitics, pronouns, and pronominal affixes are allomorphs of one another, derived from lexical storage of individual grammatical features, e.g., person number, and gender, which are then "spelled-out" as pronouns, affixes, or clitics, depending on how they are stacked, as well as how they are inserted. This study thus crucially assumes a separationist theory of morphology, wehre phonological realization and lexical insertion are separate steps.

Dr. Daniel L. Everett has carried out field research on various Amazonian languages. Served as Chair of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: SIL International Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1556710046
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 200
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