Clitic-doubling and (non-)configurationality

  • In this paper we investigate Greek, an optional clitic doubling language not subject to Kaynes generalization (Jaeggli 1982), and we argue that in this language, doubled DPs are in A-positions. We propose that Greek clitics are formal features that move, permitting DPs in argument positions. This leads to a typology according to which there are two types of clitic/agreement languages -configurational and nonconfigurational ones-, depending upon whether clitics are instantiations of formal features or not.
Author:Artemis AlexiadouORCiDGND, Elena AnagnostopoulouORCiDGND
Editor:Masako Hirotani, Andries W. Coetzee, Nancy Hall, Ji-yung Kim
Document Type:Preprint
Date of Publication (online):2008/09/24
Year of first Publication:2000
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2008/09/24
GND Keyword:Griechisch; Romanische Sprachen; Mohawk; Bantu
Page Number:12
First Page:1
Last Page:12
Preprint, erschienen in: Masako Hirotani ; Andries W. Coetzee ; Nancy Hall ; Ji-yung Kim (Hrsg.): Proceedings of the North East Linguistic Society 30 : Rutgers University, Amherst, MA, U.S.A. : GLSA (Graduate Linguistic Student Association), Dept. of Linguistics, South College, University of Massachusetts, [2000]
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Morphologie / Morphology
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht