Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Proclitic

Proclitic

A proclitic is a clitic that precedes the word to which it is phonologically joined.

(English)

The English article the, when unstressed and with a reduced vowel, is a proclitic, as in the following:

  • the house
  • Page/s: 176
    Source: Pei and Gaynor 1954

    Pei, Mario A., and Frank Gaynor. 1954.A dictionary of linguistics. New York: Philosophical Library.

    Page/s: 938
    Source: Mish 1991

    Mish, Frederick (editor). 1991.Webster's ninth new collegiate dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster. 1,564 pages. 0877795088; indexed 0877795096; deluxe 087779510X.

    Page/s: 185
    Source: Hartmann and Stork 1972

    Hartmann, R.R.K., and F.C. Stork. 1972.Dictionary of language and linguistics. London: Applied Science.

    Page/s: 64
    Source: Crystal 1980

    Crystal, David. 1980.A first dictionary of linguistics and phonetics. Boulder, CO: Westview.

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