- The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Syntax
- Some Notes on Comparative Syntax, with Special Reference to English and French
- On the Grammatical Basis of Language Development: A Case Study
- Comparative Syntax and Language Disorders
- Object Shift, Verb Movement, and Verb Reduplication
- Finiteness and Negation in Dravidian
- On Some Descriptive Generalizations in Romance
- Classifiers in Four Varieties of Chinese
- Morphology and Word Order in “Creolization” and Beyond
- The Slavic Languages
- The Scandinavian Languages
- Noun Class, Gender, and the Lexicon-Syntax-Morphology Interfaces: A Comparative Study of Niger-Congo and Romance Languages
- Agreement and Its Placement in Turkic Nonsubject Relative Clauses
- Quʼest-ce-que (<i>qu</i>)-<i>est-ce-que</i>?: A Case Study in Comparative Romance Interrogative Syntax
- Clitic Placement, Grammaticalization, and Reanalysis in Berber
- Clitic Placement in Western Iberian: A Minimalist View
- Comparative Athapaskan Syntax: Arguments and Projections
- Number Agreement Variation in Catalan Dialects
- Classifiers and DP Structure in Southeast Asia
- The Celtic Languages
- Preverbal Elements in Korean and Japanese
- Continental West-Germanic Languages
- Language Index
- Name Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
This article examines clitic placement in Western Iberian (WI) languages. Central and Eastern Iberian (henceforth C/EI) languages are sensitive to the finiteness of the clause that hosts the clitic. The article argues that a morphophonological property of the peripheral functional category F accounts for the complex pattern of WI clitic placement versus its more homogeneous pattern in C/EI variants. It describes the Tobler-Mussafia property of WI and attempts to determine why determiner clitics appear in displaced positions.
Eduardo P. Raposo, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California at Santa Barbara
Juan Uriagereka is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, College Park. His speciality is syntax, within the biolinguistics approach to the language faculty. Most of his technical work has been within the Minimalist Program, although he has also contributed to larger discussions involving linguistic architecture and its origins. Uriagereka has directed eighteen doctoral theses and the work of two postdoctoral researchers. He has published several books and articles in major venues, and was awarded the National Euskadi Prize for research in the Social Sciences and Humanities in 2001.
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