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Object Clitic Doubling
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Object clitic doubling is a characteristic feature of the Balkan languages. In the South Slavic Balkan languages, which form a dialectal continuum, object clitic doubling varies gradually along a north–south axis and a west–east axis. Along the north–south axis, conditions for object clitic doubling increase in direct proportion to the loss of case inflec­tions. Along the west–east axis, there is a gradual increase of depend­ence…

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Mišeska Tomić, Olga, “Object Clitic Doubling”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032379>
First published online: 2020

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