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Academic Paper

Title: Romanian Clitics: Siding with the Serbo-Croatian or the French?
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Author: Andreea Simona Calude
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Institution: University of Reading
Linguistic Field: Morphology
Subject Language: Croatian
Abstract: This article discusses Romanian clitics, a topic previously studied by Farkas, Kazazis, Monachesi and Steriade, among others. I show that Romanian clitics share surprisingly many more features with Serbo-Croatian – a Slavic language, than with French, a Romance language like Romanian itself. This unexpected result raises questions well above and beyond the topic of clitics alone. Why should a Romance language “behave” linguistically closer to a Slavic than to a Romance language? What are the properties shared by Romanian and Serbo-Croatian clitics and how do they differ from French?
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Revue Roumaine de Linguistique, Editura Academiei Române [Romanian Academy Publishing House], Volume 1-4, Pages 91-105, Bucharest, Romania, 2001
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