Clitic positions within the Left Periphery: evidence for a phonological buffer
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CitationSzczegielniak, Adam. 2005. "Clitic positions within the Left Periphery: evidence for a phonological buffer." In Clitic and Affix Combinations, ed. Lorie Heggie and Francisco Ordóñez, 283-299. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
AbstractIn this paper I will argue that Polish auxiliary clitics provide additional evidence for adopting Rizzi’s (1997) expanded structure of the Left Periphery (LP) by arguing that auxiliary clitics are a phonological manifestation of the morphological properties of the Fin head. This will be supported by examples of auxiliary clitics demarcating Focus/Topic constructions from material within IP. Further support will come from examples where auxiliary clitics interact with LF operations like reconstruction and reflexive interpretation. However, I will also show that syntactic operations over-generate possible outputs and that we need to postulate a phonological buffer which filters syntactic output.
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