Syntactic doubling is the phenomenon during which a constituent, i.e., a morphosyntactic characteristic, morpheme, note or word, is expressed or extra occasions inside of a clause. for the reason that such duplicates are frequently redundant in that they don't give a contribution to semantic interpretation, the query arises as to why they're attainable or worthwhile. This theoretical query turns into much more pressing in view of the truth that heavily similar language kinds equivalent to the dialects of 1 dialect kin frequently range with admire to the opportunity of doubling. This publication places jointly seventeen papers on microvariation in syntactic doubling that care for such theoretical matters. they supply a wealthy evaluation of the syntactic doubling phenomena attested up to now and of the theoretical analyses which are at the moment available.The syntactic doubling phenomena mentioned comprise, between others, topic pronoun doubling, WH pronoun doubling, possessive pronoun doubling, clitic doubling, expletive matters, stressful, temper and element doubling, auxiliary doubling, preposition doubling and negation doubling. Language types mentioned during this ebook comprise Afrikaans, Alemannic, Bavarian, Tyrolean German, dialects of Dutch, dialects of Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Faroese, colloquial Icelandic, colloquial Finnish, colloquial ecu and Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, Argentinian Spanish, dialects of Italian, Rumanian, Albanian, Bulgarian, Serbo-Croatian, Pontic, Macedonian and sleek Greek.
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Indd 44 10/22/08 12:02:09 PM Doubling as Splitting 45 must contain a left peripheral feature in their internal composition (either Focus or Topic). This is not the case for DPs, which need not be topicalized or contrastively focalized and as such can occur in neutral sentences. DPs do not have a [+participant] feature either. 12 Quantifiers in the NIDs do have a number feature, which is reflected in the morphology of the quantifier itself and in the subject clitic doubling it, as the following examples show.
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