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Systems, prosodies and the phonology of French: new insights from a case study of the clitic pronouns

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The preverbal clitic pronouns of French manifest in their phonology three phenomena which have exercised phonologists and variationists for many years: liaison, schwa or e-caduc, and variable. Hitherto these have been treated as separate phenomena, of which the clitics are sometimes invoked as instances (the main instance, in the case of (l)). This paper, by contrast, takes the preverbal clitic pronoun system as a whole, applying some of the key constructs of Firthian Prosodic Analysis to its...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
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Department:
Braunschweig
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
French Studies
Acceptance date:
2015-07-01
EISSN:
1468-2931
ISSN:
0016-1128
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uuid:21e800f3-4c74-4109-b7f1-28780260915f
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2015-09-15

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