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Klavans, Judith (1982)


Klavans (1982) sees clitics as lexical items which have their own morphosyntactic and morphophonological properties: these include syntactic category and also a subcategorization frame. The clitics are subcategorized to attach syntactically to a phrase of some sort. Klavans uses the term -> phrasal affixe to refer to clitics in this connection. Her central proposal is that, for a given clitic system, in addition to specifying the domain of cliticization, we must set the values of three binary parameters,two syntactic, one phonological. The three parameters are: Initial/Final, After/Before, Enclitic/Proclitic (see also Klavans 1985).

authorKlavans, Judith
titleSome problems in a Theory of Clitics


    author = {Klavans, Judith},
    year = {1982},
    title = {Some problems in a Theory of Clitics},
    publisher = {Bloomington},
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