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dc.contributor.authorGharib, Hiba
dc.contributor.authorPye, Clifton
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-11T13:41:59Z
dc.date.available2019-02-11T13:41:59Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/27692
dc.description.abstractThe ambiguous nature of clitics challenges simple distinctions between morphology and syntax. Clitic properties also feature in theoretical accounts of ergativity. In this paper we analyze the nature of the person markers in Sorani Kurdish. The direct person markers are conventionally treated as verb affixes, while the oblique person markers are assumed to be clitics. A variety of clitic tests show that both the direct and oblique person markers have some affix properties as well as some clitic properties. The results illustrate the difficulty that language-specific features pose for a general theory of clitics. Keywords: Sorani Kurdish, clitic, affix, ergativityen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas Department of Linguisticsen_US
dc.rightsThis work is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. For more information, please see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectKurdish language-- Iraq-- Syntaxen_US
dc.titleThe clitic status of person markers in Sorani Kurdishen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
kusw.kuauthorPye, Clifton
kusw.kuauthorGharib, Hiba
kusw.kudepartmentUniversity of Kansas, Department of Linguisticsen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.17161/1808.27692
dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccessen_US


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