14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 1-7, 1999

Thematic Intonation Patterns in Bulgarian Clitic Replication

Tania Avgustinova (1), Bistra Andreeva (2)

(1) Department of Computational Linguistics; (2) Institute of Phonetics;
University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany

The phenomenon of clitic replication in Bulgarian involves two linguistic entities: a full-fledged nominal constituent in a particular syntactic function and a co-referent weak pronominal form corresponding to the particular syntactic function. In this paper we present experimental results which support our hypothesis that the nominal material that is replicated by a pronominal clitic in Bulgarian utterances consistently exhibits thematic intonational properties.

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Bibliographic reference.  Avgustinova, Tania / Andreeva, Bistra (1999): "Thematic intonation patterns in Bulgarian clitic replication", In ICPhS-14, 1501-1504.