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Title: Clitics
Subtitle: An Introduction
Written By: Andrew Spencer
Ana Luis
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item6679001/?site_locale=en_US
Series Title: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics
Description:

In most languages we find 'little words' which resemble a full word, but which cannot stand on their own. Instead they have to 'lean on' a neighbouring word, like the 'd, 've and unstressed 'em of Kim'd've helped'em ('Kim would have helped them'). These are clitics, and they are found in most of the world's languages. In English the clitic forms appear in the same place in the sentence that the full form of the word would appear in but in many languages clitics obey quite separate rules of placement. This book is the first introduction to clitics, providing a complete summary of their properties, their uses, the reasons why they are of interest to linguists and the various theoretical approaches that have been proposed for them. The book describes a whole host of clitic systems and presents data from over 100 languages. Table of Contents 1. Preliminaries 2. The functions of clitics 3. Types of clitic system 4. Clitics and phonology 5. Clitics and morphology 6. Clitics and syntax 7. Clitics, affixes and words 8. Approaches to clitics 9. Envoi

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Phonology
Syntax
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ISBN-13: 9780521682923
Pages: 388
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Pages: 388
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