Clitic Doubling in the Balkan Languages

Clitic Doubling in the Balkan Languages
Author: Dalina Kallulli , Liliane Tasmowski
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 978-90-272-5513-6
Date: 2008
Pages: 442
Format: PDF
Size: 4.37MB

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.
Clitic doubling within the Balkan continuum: Rise and spread
Victor A. Friedman. Balkan object reduplication in areal and dialectological perspective
Olga Mišeska Tomić. Towards grammaticalization of clitic doubling: Clitic doubling in Macedonian and neighbouring languages
Gunnar de Boel. The genesis of clitic doubling from Ancient to Medieval Greek
Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova and Valentin Vulchanov. Clitic doubling and Old Bulgarian
Discourse functional properties of clitic doubling
Virginia Hill and Liliane Tasmowski. Romanian Clitic Doubling: A view from pragmatics-semantics and diachrony
Mark Janse. Clitic doubling from Ancient to Asia Minor Greek
Zlatka Guentchéva. Object clitic doubling constructions and topicality in Bulgarian
Morpho-syntactic properties and modelling of clitic doubling
Dalina Kallulli. Clitic doubling, agreement and information structure: The case of Albanian
Iliyana Krapova and Guglielmo Cinque. Clitic reduplication constructions in Bulgarian
Alexandra Cornilescu and Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin. Clitic doubling, complex heads and interarboreal operations
Vina Tsakali and Elena Anagnostopoulou. Rethinking the Clitic Doubling parameter: The inverse correlation between clitic doubling and participle agreement
Clitic doubling within the DP
Larisa Avram and Martine Coene. Romanian possessive clitics revisited
Giuliana Giusti and Melita Stavrou. Possessive clitics in the DP: Doubling or dislocation?