This paper examines second position (2P) cliticization in Serbo-Croatian and Slovenian with the aim of answering the question of what exactly constitutes 2P. It argues that 2P is defined on the basis of spell-out domains dictated directly by syntactic constituency rather than at the PF interface via mapping to intonational phrases, and that the different clitic-related behavior exhibited by these languages is also syntactically driven rather than solely prosodic. A phase-based account of the 2P clitic phenomenon in these languages is proposed.
Proceedings of the 31st West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by Robert E. Santana-LaBarge
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