Towards a syntactic account of ungrammatical clitic sequences and their repairs

Antonio Fábregas, Teresa Cabré Monné

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The goal of this chapter is to show how a syntactic approach can accommodate in a natural way the main empirical generalisations formulated within morphological theories in their study of impoverished clitic clusters, as well as to show that a syntactic approach accounts for one extra property. We will argue that, when two clitics compete for the same syntactic space, a minimally bigger structure that contains the two clitics is used, if available inside the space of the clitic area.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFormal Approaches to Romance Morphosyntax
EditorsMarc-Olivier Hinzelin, Natascha Pomino, Eva-Maria Remberger
Place of PublicationBerlin, Boston
Publisherde Gruyter
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9783110719154
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameLinguistische Arbeiten
PublisherDe Gruyter
ISSN (Print)0344-6727


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