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Book launch: Spanish Clitics on the Move by Elisabeth Mayer, 31 October

Australian National University

Date: 19 October 2017

Elisabeth Mayer book coverEvent: Book launch - Spanish Clitics on the Move
When: Tuesday 31 October 2017, 12.30pm
Venue:  Broca's Area (around rm 5019), CoEDL Corridor, HC Coombs Building 

Please join us in launching Elisabeth Mayer's new book Spanish Clitics on the Move: Variation in Time and Space (De Gruyter Mouton).  

This volume explores the complex relationship between primary agreement by means of object marking or differential object marking (DOM), and secondary agreement through clitics in non-standardized variation data from Limeño Spanish contact varieties (LSCV). As such it is concerned with diachronic as well as synchronic morphosyntactic variation of the third person object pronoun paradigm, so called clitics, as used in Standard Spanish and non-standardized Spanish contact dialects. The argumentation as well as the data presented cross diachronic and synchronic boundaries.

For details see:

https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/210825

The book will be launched by Emeritus Associate Professor Cynthia Allen.

A light lunch will be provided – please RSVP to CoEDL (coedl@anu.edu.au) by COB Thursday 26 October if you plan to eat lunch.

The event is sponsored by the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language.


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