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Title: On the Nature of the Syntax-Phonology Interface: Cliticization And Related Phenomena
Written By: Željko Bošković
Series Title: Volume 60 in the North Holland Linguistic Series:
Description:

The theoretical domain of investigation of this volume is the nature of the syntax-phonology interface. The empirical domain of investigation is cliticization in South Slavic. The volume also examines several phenomena that raise theoretical issues related to those involved in South Slavic cliticization, namely, multiple wh-fronting in Slavic and Romanian, Germanic V-2, object shift and stylistic fronting in Scandinavian, and negation in Romance. The central theoretical questions considered in the volume are how syntax and phonology interact with each other and whether PF can affect word order. It is argued that PF does affect word order, but not through actual PF movement. The volume makes new proposals concerning the structural representation of clitics and the nature of clitic clustering. It also provides an account of the second position effect and teases apart the role of syntax and phonology in cliticization and the second position phenomenon. For advanced students and researchers in general linguistics.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0080439357
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 338
Prices: NLG 185 (euro 83.95) USD 91