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A new look at Clitic Doubling in standard Modern Greek

Kechagias, A 2011, 'A new look at Clitic Doubling in standard Modern Greek' , University College London (UCL) Working Papers in Linguistics, 23 , pp. 138-165.

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Abstract

In this paper I deal with clitic doubling and address the general question of a syntactic treatment of this phenomenon. In a nutshell the idea I am putting forward is that clitic doubling at least in a language like Standard Modern Greek does not have to depend on any special syntactic schema or configuration. Rather I argue the clitic is a mere reflection of features of the DP node that is selected by a verbal head that have been copied and moved higher up in the structure. In this light I propose that Clitic Doubling should be seen as a parameterized version of the object A- movement/A-scrambling-to-the-TP-domain operation as found in a variety of languages.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: University College London (UCL) Working Papers in Linguistics
Publisher: University College London (UCL) Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Refereed: Yes
Funders: University College London (UCL)
Depositing User: Dr Axiotis Kechagias
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2015 15:31
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 19:29
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/35127

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