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By István Kenesei

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The e-book comprises 11 articles on theoretical difficulties in Albanian, Hungarian, Polish, (Old) Russian, Romanian, and the South Slavic languages of Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian, and Slovenian. They conceal subject matters similar to clitics, head and phrasal move, the constitution of the DP, and clause constitution. a few papers confer with and make systematic comparisons with languages outdoor the area, together with Breton, German, Hebrew, and Welsh. because the papers have been chosen from a world convention in Spring 1998 in Szeged, Hungary, they symbolize the crossing of obstacles in 3 senses: the actual feel, through evaluating genetically unrelated languages, and through studying houses of flow throughout categories.

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B. *Šta to li si mu kupio? Crucially, to also immediately follows clitics that occur inside wh-phrases, as shown below; (14) and (15) illustrate the phenomenon with a clitic cluster, while (16) and (17) only involve the clitic li. (14) a. " b. Koju li si mi sobu to rezervisaol EVENTIVE TO AND THE PLACEMENT OF CLITICS IN SERBO-CROATIAN 37 (15) a. " b. U koju li je sobu to Goran usaol (16) a. " b. Koju li sobu to uzimas? (17) a. " b. U koju li sobu to ulazisl The possibility to insert to, a non-clitic head, and most probably a distinct functional projection, in the middle of the phrase removes the motivation for Halpern's Prosodic Inversion, or phonological placement of clitics in general; the underlined phrases above must be syntactically displaced in order to accommodate to.

As a starting assumption, let us assume that, with the exception of the auxiliaries, the status of which will be discussed in more detail below, these clitics right-adjoin to C, their fixed order being specified phonologically or lexically. The second position restriction, insofar as it is operative, results from this requirement and the fact that agreement processes within CP prevent simultaneous filling of both [Spec, CP] and C itself. 2 Incorporation or Long Head Movement? Rivero (1991, 1994) analyses the movement of the participle in Bulgarian sentences of the type illustrated in (2) as being the result of movement of the participle to C (Long Head Movement).

On Clitics". Paper presented at FASSL 2, Formal Approaches to South Slavic Languages, Sofia, Bulgaria. Tomić, Mišeska Olga. 1996. "The Balkan Slavic Clausal Clitics". 811-872. Travis, Lisa. 1984. Parameters and Effects of Word Order Variation. PhD dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Zwart, C. Jan-Wouter. 1996. "Clitics, Scrambling, and Head Movement in Dutch". Approaching Second: Second Position Clitics and Related Phenomena ed. by Aaron L. Halpern & Arnold Zwicky, 579-612. Stanford, California: CSLI Publications.

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