Idiomatic verb-clitic constructions: lexicalization and productivity

Francesca Masini


In her paper, Francesca Masini <ι>(Idiomatic verb-clitic constructions: from lexicalization to productivity) proposes a constructionist analysis of verb-clitic combinations in Italian that are characterized by non-compositional semantics and structural fixedness. Although most of these formations are the result of lexicalization, she shows that one verb-clitic combination has developed into an independent semi-specified and semi-productive construction with emphatic meaning.

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