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dc.contributor.authorPalomaki, Jennimaria
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-04T20:09:20Z
dc.date.available2018-06-04T20:09:20Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/38069
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores a non-cartographic and a cartographic approach for the syntax of the Finnish –han enclitic. These sketches are based on an analysis which posits that -han is used as a particle that can mark topic, focus, and contrastive focus. It provides some background on the pragmatic uses of –han as well as an existing account for its syntax. –han is a particularly interesting target of study because it must be approached from a point of view that is concerned with the interface between discourse functions and syntax. The tentative proposal will be made that –han heads a functional phrase in the left periphery of the Finnish clause. This paper sketches out the implications of a non-cartographic approach to –han as well as the implications of a cartographic approach. Given the variety of uses of –han a strictly cartographic approach to the syntax of the Finnish clause necessarily assumes a highly articulated left periphery, which leads to the assertion that a non-cartographic approach may have benefits in simplifying the syntactic account for –han and similar phenomena.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe Linguistics Society at the University of Georgiaen_US
dc.titleExploring possibilities for a syntactic account for the Finnish –han encliticen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US


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