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Anaphoric Clitic

Anaphoric Clitic

An anaphoric clitic is a morphologically bound morpheme that:

  • refers to a previously mentioned constituent, and
  • fills the position of a noun phrase in a clause and is in complementary distribution with full noun phrases.

(Yagua, Peru)

The anaphoric clitic sa- is a bound morpheme that can only appear immediately before the verb stem. It is in complementary distribution with noun phrases.

  • sa - mura7@a7@y
    3SG-sing
  • manungo mura7@a7@y
    Manungo sings
  • *manungo sa - mura7@a7@y
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Source: Payne, T. 1997a

Payne, Thomas E. (1997) .Describing morphosyntax: A guide for field linguists. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press.

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