Clitics in English

Dixon, R.M.W. (2007) Clitics in English. English Studies, 88 (5). pp. 574-600.

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Abstract

This article presents a systematic account of the approximately sixty grammatical elements in English which can function as a free form (an independent phonological word) or as a clitic—nominal determiners; prepositions; conjunction and relator; subject, object and possessive pronouns; auxiliaries; there and not. Their properties are assessed in terms of the general typological parameters of clitics. Finally, the grammatical behaviour of phrasal verbs is explained in terms of the behaviour of clitic pronouns.

Item ID: 17790
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1744-4217
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2011 06:44
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200407 Lexicography @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 100%
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