Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Zwicky, Arnold and Pullum, Geoffrey (1983)

Abstract

It is in this article that the criteria to differentiate between clitics and affixes are proposed: a. Clitics can exhibit a low degree of selection with respect to their hosts while affixes exhibit a high degree of selection with respect to their hosts. b. Arbitrary gaps in the set of combination are more characteristic of affixed words then of clitic groups. c. Morphophonological idiosyncrasies are more characteristic of affixed words than of clitic groups. d. Semantic idiosyncrasies are more characteristic of affixed words than of clitic groups. e. Syntactic rules can affect affixed words but can not affect clitic groups. f. Clitics can attach to material already containing clitics but affixes can not.

Zwicky&Pullum:1983
authorZwicky, Arnold and Pullum, Geoffrey
year1983
titleCliticization vs. inflection: English n’t
entrytypearticle
journalLanguage
volume59
pages503- 513

BibTeX

@article{Zwicky&Pullum:1983,
    author = {Zwicky, Arnold and Pullum, Geoffrey},
    year = {1983},
    title = {Cliticization vs. inflection: English n’t},
    journal = {Language},
    volume = {59},
    pages = {503- 513},
}
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