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Clitics in Ossetic


Clitics in Ossetic

Fessenko, Kirill (2020) Clitics in Ossetic. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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We face many challenges when researching syntax because the syntactic structure of a sentence cannot be determined on the basis of word order alone, whereas word order is often the only evidence a researcher has when advancing the scientific exploration of syntax. This thesis investigates Ossetic, and uses the properties of a small class of lexical items featured in Ossetic with the aim of finding some leads into the language’s clause structure. A general overview clarifies the grammatical categories in terms of which Ossetic clitics are discussed in the literature, a critical analysis is presented for select pieces of previous research on the syntax of Ossetic clitics, and lastly a number of sentences involving clitics are analysed, with some considerations on what they can reveal about the syntactic structure of Ossetic.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Fessenko, Kirill
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Individualized Program
Date:12 March 2020
Thesis Supervisor(s):Hale, Mark
ID Code:986678
Deposited On:25 Jun 2020 15:21
Last Modified:25 Jun 2020 15:21
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