Chapter published in:Structuring Variation in Romance Linguistics and Beyond: In honour of Leonardo M. Savoia
Edited by Mirko Grimaldi, Rosangela Lai, Ludovico Franco and Benedetta Baldi
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 252] 2018
► pp. 195–213
Clitic stress allomorphy in Sardinian
Sardinian displays stress shifts under cliticisation with imperative and gerund verb forms. Stress shift is related to the type and number of clitics associated to the host. Across the range of dialectal variation, three different stress shift patterns are attested. We will argue that Sardinian data supports the approach whereby stress shift variation cannot be regarded either as the result of purely prosodic rules or as the consequence of different syntactic feature-checking properties of the clause. The analysis here proposed accounts for stress placement as an allomorphy that is partly determined by phonological conditions.
Keywords: clitics, allomorphy, stress shift, Sardinian
Published online: 19 December 2018
Cardinaletti, Anna & Starke, Michal
Halle, Morris & Vergnaud, Jean-Roger
Halle, Morris & Kenstowicz, Michael
Jones, Michael Allan
Manzini, M. Rita
Manzini, M. Rita & Savoia, Leonardo M.
Ordóñez, Francisco & Repetti, Lori
Forthcoming a. Stressed enclitics are not weak pronouns: A plea for allomorphy. In Romance Linguistics 14, Selected papers from the 46th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages [Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 14] Francisco Ordóñez & Lori Repetti eds Amsterdam: Benjamins.
forthcoming b. An emergentist view on functional classes. In Linguistic Variation: Structure and Interpretation. Contributions in Honor of M. Rita Manzini [Studies in Generative Grammar 132], Ludovico Franco et al. eds Berlin Mouton de Gruyter