Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/139409
Title:
The placement of second-position subject clitics in Alsea
Author:
Sui, Yanyan
Affiliation:
University of Pennsylvania
Publisher:
University of Arizona Linguistics Circle
Journal:
Coyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics, Linguistic Theory at the University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/139409
Abstract:
This paper aims to spell out the post-syntactic operations involved in the placement of second-position subject clitics in Alsea, an extinct language of the central Oregon coast. It assumes that the subject clitic is a syntactic head that is moved to a complementizer position in syntax, but is linearized in a post-syntactic morphological component in PF; operations in morphology account for the deviation of the subject clitic from its syntactic output position. Based on Buckley (1994), this paper proposes a two-stage post-syntactic derivation to account for the subject clitic distribution in Alsea: (i) concatenation, in which the subject clitic adjoins to an adjacent head of the same type to satisfy its suffixal requirement, (ii) prosodic readjustment, whereby a clitic whose morphological host is non-overt, leans rightward to procliticize to the first prosodic constituent.
Type:
Article; text
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
post-syntactic movement; prosodic readjustment; second-position clitics; subject clitics; Alsea
ISSN:
0894-4539

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSui, Yanyanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-10T20:55:40Z-
dc.date.available2011-08-10T20:55:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.issn0894-4539-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/139409-
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to spell out the post-syntactic operations involved in the placement of second-position subject clitics in Alsea, an extinct language of the central Oregon coast. It assumes that the subject clitic is a syntactic head that is moved to a complementizer position in syntax, but is linearized in a post-syntactic morphological component in PF; operations in morphology account for the deviation of the subject clitic from its syntactic output position. Based on Buckley (1994), this paper proposes a two-stage post-syntactic derivation to account for the subject clitic distribution in Alsea: (i) concatenation, in which the subject clitic adjoins to an adjacent head of the same type to satisfy its suffixal requirement, (ii) prosodic readjustment, whereby a clitic whose morphological host is non-overt, leans rightward to procliticize to the first prosodic constituent.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona Linguistics Circleen_US
dc.subjectpost-syntactic movementen_US
dc.subjectprosodic readjustmenten_US
dc.subjectsecond-position cliticsen_US
dc.subjectsubject cliticsen_US
dc.subjectAlseaen_US
dc.titleThe placement of second-position subject clitics in Alseaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Pennsylvaniaen_US
dc.identifier.journalCoyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics, Linguistic Theory at the University of Arizonaen_US
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