As in 'isolating them as a group of lexical items based either on their form or their function'? Devine and Stephens (Prosody of Greek Speech, 1994: 303-308) undertake an attempt to isolate particles prosodically as nonlexical phonological clitics, based on them 1) being part of an intonational unit, 2) being sensible to phonetic reduction in the appositive environment, 3) being sensible to syllable restucturing, and, 4) in general, being flexible in metrical and stress podic structure. It is easier to isolate particles prosodically than lexically…

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