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ERIC Number: ED353797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 15
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A Cyclic Approach to Simple Cliticization.
Huckabay, Hunter
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v15 n1 p42-55 1990
A sentence such as "I am going to find the store" may be reduced to "I[ma]find the store." This reduction consists of a reduction of the auxiliary, changing "I am" to "I'm," and an adjunction of infinitival "to" onto "going" to derive "gonna." From there, "gonna" is reduced to produce the complex clitic I[ma]. This series of reductions can either be implemented consecutively, without interacting with other operations, or the reductions can be derived cyclically. The cyclic approach avoids a number of conceptual and empirical problems while also establishing the fundamental nature of cyclicity. (Contains 13 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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