Linguistic Analysis

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Cliticization and Agreement in a Two-Pregroups Grammar

We present an analysis of pronominal cliticization based on the parallel computations allowed by a two-pregroups grammar, where the first pregroup carries out the rules of syntactic composition and the second parallel operations on features. This approach, recently suggested by Jim Lambek for French (Lambek, 2010), has the advantage of assigning more careful featural information to syntactic types, resulting particularly appropriate for the resolution of a number of critical questions concerning features assignment and agreement. In this paper we will focus on the Italian language paying particular attention to the featural properties connected to clitic attachment and clitic climbing.