By Katerina Somers Wicka
This monograph is an research of cliticization techniques attested all through Otfrid von Weissenburg's previous excessive German Evangelienbuch. Its important argument might be easily said: attestations reminiscent of meg ih (< magazine ih)'I am capable to,' theiz (< thaz iz) 'that it,' and wolt er (< wolta er) 'he sought after' include a bunch and clitic and are all manifestations of 1 unified strategy of cliticization. setting up the an important parts of the argument, despite the fact that, calls for that we achieve past a phonological and prosodic account of the cliticization approach. that allows you to express that attested clitic teams are actively produced, instead of lexically indexed or grammaticalized, this paintings examines Otfridian clause constitution, an research that offers a substitute for the extra conventional therapy of clitics in the framework of grammaticalization idea. eventually, because the Evangelienbuch is a piece of poetry, the impression of the meter on cliticization styles can be addressed.