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Between Lexicon and Syntax Proper

Tania Avgustinova
CLAUS-Report, Universität des Saarlandes, Vol. 80, 9/1996.


Bulgarian exhibits the free word order properties that are typical for all Slavic languages although it has a very impoverished system of nominal inflection. The fairly rich verbal conjugation system with complex analytic verb forms, and the well-developed mechanism of "clitic replication" (also referred to in the literature as "pronominal reprise", "clitic doubling", etc.) are specific properties of this language. This paper concentrates on structural distinguishing of two word order domains in the Bulgarian clause - the morphosyntactic one of the verb complex and the syntactic one of the verb and its modifiers within the clause. Special attention is paid to the morphosyntactic dimension.