Clitic Group
(3,172 words)

Abstract

Ancient Greek has both proclitics and enclitics which usually – although not exclusively – attach to a lexical host. There is a strong tendency for clitics to avoid the initial position of the larger prosodic domain to which the host-plus-clitic string belongs. Phonological rules and accentuation provide support for the view that clitics are not independent prosodic elements but rather form a cohesive prosodic unit with their host.

The clitic group (CG) is a unit of the prosodic hierarchy (Selkirk 1981 et seq.; Nespor and …

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Anthi Revithiadou, “Clitic Group”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 24 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000059>
First published online: 2013



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