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Determinedness Constraints on Clitic Replication

Tania Avgustinova
CLAUS-Report, Universität des Saarlandes, Vol. 87, 3/1997.


The proposed typology of Bulgarian articled and non-articled noun phrases provides criteria for determining which nominal material can be replicated by a clitic pronoun under the appropriate verb-lexeme specific, syntactic and communicative conditions. The main claim is that only nominal material used as identifying specific description of a given object is replicable in Bulgarian. Non-articled noun phrases that are categorising or non-specific descriptions as well as articled noun phrases that are generic or non-specific descriptions completely lack replication potential.