Italian clitics [electronic resource] : an empirical study / by Cinzia Russi.Material type: TextSeries: Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs ; ; 193.Publication details: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, c2008Description: 1 online resource (x, 300 p.) : illISBN: 9783110206975 (electronic bk.); 3110206978 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Italian language -- Clitics | FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- ItalianGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Italian clitics.DDC classification: 455 LOC classification: PC1261 | .R8778 2008ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. -289) and indexes.
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Frontmatter; Contents; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Grammaticalization, lexicalization, and language change; Chapter 3 The Italian clitic system: a brief introduction; Chapter 4 Grammaticalization of the clitic pronouns; Chapter 5 Verbs in ne; Chapter 6 Verbs in ci; Chapter 7 Verbs in la; Chapter 8 Clitics or affixes?; Chapter 9 Conclusion; Backmatter;
After reviewing, from a grammaticalization perspective, the main stages in the evolution of Italian object clitic pronouns, the book discusses the distinctive morphosyntactic, semantic, and pragmatic features of Italian clitics. In particular, the book offers an original study of the most common examples of so-called verbi procomplementari, verbs which are characterized by the incorporation of clitics that no longer function as pronouns, and which are widely used in present-day Italian. Their emergence involves both grammaticalization of the clitic pronoun into an obligatory element, and lexic.
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