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dc.contributor.authorGerstenberger, Ciprian-Virgil
dc.description.abstractIn traditional linguistics, pronouns are divided into two classes: those that can bear word stress, coined “strong”, “full” or “tonal”, and those that cannot, coined “weak”, “clitic”, or “atonal”. However, in the last decades, research on this topic has shown that items generally labeled as clitics are far more complex. Somewhere between words and affixes, these hybrid linguistic entities challenge both description and modeling. As for Romanian, the debate on weak (i.e., clitic) pronouns has been dominated by the question of their categorial status: are these items clitics or affixes? In this article, I present and scrutinize different approaches that support the claim that there are differences between proclitics and enclitics, i.e., between clitics occurring before vs. after the verb; this includes not only positional, but also featural differences. I identify various types of ambiguities in Romanian that could lead to improper data interpretation, and, based on an analysis of syllabicity – the most salient feature of Romanian weak pronouns – I refute claims for treating clitics in preverbal position differently than in postverbal position. Furthermore, using evidence from both historical data and data pertaining to language varieties, I show regularities in the Romanian weak pronoun system, bringing evidence against the claim that Romanian weak pronouns show a great deal of idiosyncrasies.en_US
dc.identifier.citationGerstenberger. How weak are Romanian clitic pronouns?. Nordlyd. 2022:37-57en_US
dc.identifier.cristinIDFRIDAID 2047435
dc.publisherSeptentrio Academic Publishingen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2022 The Author(s)en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)en_US
dc.subjectGenerering av naturlig språk / Natural Language Generationen_US
dc.subjectRumensk / Romanianen_US
dc.subjectSpråk / Languageen_US
dc.subjectSpråkbruk / Language useen_US
dc.subjectSpråkmodell / Language Modelen_US
dc.subjectspråkprosessering / language prosessingen_US
dc.titleHow weak are Romanian clitic pronouns?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US

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