TOWARDS A SYNTACTIC UNDERSTANDING OF PROSODICALLY REDUCED PRONOUNS

@inproceedings{Grohmann2000TOWARDSAS,
  title={TOWARDS A SYNTACTIC UNDERSTANDING OF PROSODICALLY REDUCED PRONOUNS},
  author={Kleanthes K. Grohmann},
  year={2000}
}
Prosodically reduced pronouns come in two forms, "weak" and "clitic," both differing from non-reduced "strong" pronouns. Both of these also occur in Westgermanic dialects and exhibit different properties which cannot always be unambiguously disentangled. The theoretical framework presented here allows us a straightforward disambiguation: reduced pronominal elements in the left periphery must be clitics, while those below cannot. The functional head F 0 , encoding "point-of-view," serves as the… 
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