dom as a syntax-pragmatics interface marker

  • Khouja M
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Building on the display of dom in Catalan and focusing on the Balearic variety, this paper explores this phenomenon arguing for a discourse-driven marking, showing that the assumption that semantic hierarchies as crucial triggers for dom cannot be assumed anymore. We aim to present some ideas to address the correlation between prepositional markings and peripheral positions and to provide arguments for a syntax-pragmatics approach to dom in Clitic Dislocation. Our data shed light on the link between information structure – in particular, anaphoricity- and marked objects. This analysis would also account for other markers (i.e. de ) available as a mechanism for signalling the same [+anaphoric] feature.




Khouja, M. (2019). dom as a syntax-pragmatics interface marker. Lingvisticae Investigationes, 42(1), 56–81.

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