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Clitic sequences in Nunggubuyu and PF convergence, Rolf Noyer

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Clitic sequences in Nunggubuyu and PF convergence
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Clitic sequences in Nunggubuyu and PF convergence
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Rolf Noyer
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"Although X0 movement places clitics within sentences, ordering within clitic clusters must be readjusted at PFto conform to nonsyntactic ordering requirements. This paper addresses exactly how the conflicting demands of syntactic ordering and purely morphological ordering are mediated, with data from Nunggubuyu (Australia, documented by Heath (1980, 1982, 1984)). Two mechanisms are proposed. First, a pre-Spell-Out deletion of features by means of Impoverishment rules (Bonet 1991, 1995) bleeds the insertion of certain clitics. Impoverishment rules also feed and bleed one another, giving rise to complexsurface patterns. Second, clitics which survive Impoverishment must move in Morphology from their abstract (syntactic) position to conform with surface ordering restrictions. Heath formalized these movements as Affix Hopping transformations, but this paper shows that Hopping is always local, and can thus be modelled as an instance of MorphologicalMerger (Marantz 1988). Where clitic sequences cannot be properly reordered by local movements, clitic deletion applies as a Last Resort to allow PFconvergence. The proposed locality restriction explains a battery of seemingly unrelated clitic deletions in a principled way." [Author's abstract]
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  • Grammar, Comparative and general
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  • Nunggubuyu language
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Clitic sequences in Nunggubuyu and PF convergence, Rolf Noyer
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Bibliography : p. 824-825
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p. [751]-826
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Clitic sequences in Nunggubuyu and PF convergence, Rolf Noyer
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Bibliography note
Bibliography : p. 824-825
Extent
p. [751]-826

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