9. Clitic reduplication constructions in Bulgarian

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This paper discusses clitic reduplication constructions in Bulgarian. In contrast to traditional analyses, it distinguishes clitic doubling proper, which is restricted to clauses with psych and physical perception predicates, from other constructions that involve reduplication of an argument by a clitic, notably, left and right dislocation, focus movement, and the hanging topic construction. Several properties of clitic doubling proper are identified, among which obligatory doubling of quantifiers, <i>wh</i>-phrases, and focus phrases. These are argued to be the distinguishing features of this construction in Bulgarian, given the cross-linguistic evidence from Romance and other languages.


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