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What criteria are used to determine whether a morpheme is a case ending or a postposition?

If by postpositions you mean enclitics, they are attached ony to the last of the similar members of the sentence, while case endings attach to all. For instance: "senatus populusque" or &...
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What criteria are used to determine whether a morpheme is a case ending or a postposition?

This is a special case of criteria for word boundaries. Martin Haspelmath has written extensively about this topic, e.g. "The indeterminacy of word segmentation and the nature of morphology and ...
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