Clitic Doubling in the Balkan Languages

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| University of Antwerp & KVAB
ISBN 9789027255136 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
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This volume is a collection of articles on clitic doubling, a phenomenon that has preoccupied generative linguists since the 1980s, when its theoretical importance was noted. Clitic doubling is prevalent in the Balkan languages. However, generative studies initially dealt with its properties in Romance languages, with the Balkan patterns coming increasingly into focus. Since the mid-nineties, these patterns presented a variety of challenges to the generalisations reached on the basis of Romance, while also raising new research questions. The volume deals among other things with the following aspects of the phenomenon: its extension within and outside the Balkan Sprachbund and the observed variation; its realizational possibilities and the constraints on the status of the doubled DP (direct or indirect object, pronominal or non-pronominal); its semantics (definite, specific, presupposed, neither) and pragmatics (topic or not, D-linked or not); its temporal and locational genesis; the relationship between the clitic and its associate.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 130]  2008.  ix, 442 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors
Introduction: Clitic doubling, core syntax and the interfaces
Dalina Kallulli and Liliane Tasmowski
Part I. Clitic doubling within the Balkan Continuum: Rise and spread
1. Balkan object reduplication in areal and dialectological perspective
Victor A. Friedman
2. Towards grammaticalization of clitic doubling: Clitic doubling in Macedonian and neighbouring languages
Olga Mišeska Tomić
3. The genesis of clitic doubling from Ancient to Medieval Greek
Gunnar de Boel
4. Clitic doubling and Old Bulgarian
Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova and Valentin Vulchanov
Part II. Discourse functional properties of clitic doubling
5. Romanian clitic doubling: A view from pragmatics-semantics and diachrony
Virginia Hill and Liliane Tasmowski
6. Clitic doubling from Ancient to Asia Minor Greek
Mark Janse
7. Object clitic doubling constructions and topicality in Bulgarian
Zlatka Guentchéva
Part III. Morpho-syntactic properties and modelling of clitic doubling
8. Clitic doubling, agreement and information structure: The case of Albanian
Dalina Kallulli
9. Clitic reduplication constructions in Bulgarian
Iliyana Krapova and Guglielmo Cinque
10. Clitic doubling, complex heads and interarboreal operations
Alexandra Cornilescu and Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin
11. Rethinking the Clitic Doubling parameter: The inverse correlation between clitic doubling and participle agreement
Vina Tsakali and Elena Anagnostopoulou
Part IV. Clitic doubling within the DP
12. Romanian possessive clitics revisited
Larisa Avram and Martine Coene
13. Possessive clitics in the DP: Doubling or dislocation?
Giuliana Giusti and Melita Stavrou
Name index
Language index
Subject index
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008019877 | Marc record