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Title: Clitics in Greek
Subtitle: A minimalist account of proclisis and enclisis
Written By: Marios Mavrogiorgos
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%20160
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 160
Description:

This monograph investigates the morpho-syntactic and other properties of
clitic pronouns in Greek and offers a grammar of proclisis and enclisis in
light of Chomsky’s (1995, 2001a, 2005) Minimalist Program. It explores the
nature of clitics as syntactic topicalizers which are probed by
structurally higher verbal heads to which they move and into which they
incorporate morpho-syntactically. A theory is advanced according to which
cliticization derives from syntactic agreement between (the phi-features
of) a clitic pronoun and a phase head, v* in the case of proclisis and CM
in the case of enclisis. Incorporation of the clitic into its host is
argued to depend on two factors, i.e. the fact that the clitic only
contains a subset of the features of its host, and the fact that the edge
of the host is accessible. Also, the syntax of strong pronouns and their
relation to clitics, of negated imperatives, of surrogate imperatives and
of free clitic ordering in Greek enclisis are also discussed. This
monograph would appeal to syntacticians and morphologists as well as to
those interested in Greek and more generally in clitic syntax.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027255431
ISBN-13: 9789027255433
Prices: U.S. $ 158.00
U.K. £ 105
Europe EURO 111.30
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN:
ISBN-13: 9789027288035
Prices: U.S. $ 158.00
Europe EURO 105.00