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Title:The Syntax and Placement of Wolof Clitics
Author(s):Russell, Margaret A.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Benmamoun, Elabbas
Department / Program:Linguistics
Discipline:Linguistics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Language, Linguistics
Abstract:I propose that nominal and verbal clitics be positioned relative to both the CP and TP layers of clause structure, and that there are two independent types of clitics in Wolof (XP and X0). Both clitic types are ordered due to a property of T0, and are further positioned due to requirements of the C-domain. This analysis of nominal and verbal clitics also addresses issues such as the status of sentence-initial lexical subjects as topics, differences between syntactic topics and foci in Wolof, and how clitics are positioned in non-finite clauses.
Issue Date:2006
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:255 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/82637
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3242978
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2006


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