Clitics in Sasak, eastern Indonesia
Peter K. Austin
School of Oriental and African Studies, London
The Sasak language, spoken in Lombok, eastern Indonesia, has simple, special and bound word clitics with various functions. There is wide dialect variation in the form and function of clitics, and complex interactions between the three clitic types. In addition, focus constructions (including content questions) interact with clitics in cross-linguistically interesting ways. This paper discusses the Sasak clitic systems and presents an OT-syntax analysis of their distributions.