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Title: DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN CLITICS AND AFFIXES IN DEGEMA, NIGERIA
Authors: KARI, Ethelbert E.
Keywords: Degema
Clitics
Affixes
Morphology
Inflection
Issue Date: Oct-2002
Publisher: The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Journal title: African Study Monographs
Volume: 23
Issue: 3
Start page: 91
End page: 115
Abstract: The distinction between the affix and the clitic is sometimes not easy to make, as clitics also have some characteristics of affixes. This paper demonstrates that the clitic in Degema is distinct from the affix despite many features they have in common. Some of the criteria that are held to apply cross-linguistically do not absolutely distinguish the clitic from the affix in Degema. The paper provides background information as regards the elements that separate into clitics and affixes in Degema, features that are common to both clitics and affixes, and some of the features that are considered as distinguishing clitics from affixes. The definitions of the Degema clitic and affix, respectively, are proposed.
DOI: 10.14989/68217
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/68217
Appears in Collections:Vol.23 No.3

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