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Clitic elements (clitics) are those which lack an inherent stress and are therefore found attached to an adjacent word. The value of the term ‘enclitic’ varies, some authors employing it to refer specifically to an element which follows the element with which it is accentually linked (and hence as a synonym of what is otherwise known as a ‘postclitic’), while others use ‘enclitic’ more broadly to refer to any accentually dependent element, …

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David Testen, “Enclisis”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 17 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol2_0004>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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