In the past couple of weeks I've been studying the Dirac equation and its solutions. During a discussion with a tutor it was pointed out to me that one could formulate something similar to the Dirac equation in (1,1)-spacetime. I got interested in the topic, although it doesn't really seem to be relevant for the course I'm taking (so I can't really ask the tutor to explain things here in length...), and looked it up. My main resource here is this document, which gives an nice introduction. I've reproduced most of the calculations up to page 8, where the author seems to shift the focus on the Clifford algebra in different dimensions.
After reading  I've been wondering if there are some conclusions that we could draw from studying this ''toy Dirac equation'' that relate to the Dirac equation, but I'm having a hard time identifying them.
Similar porperties to the Dirac equation:
- $\gamma$-matrices satisfying the Clifford algebra,
- transformation properties of the fields under appropriate Lorentz transformations (eq. (18.2) is true for both equations),
- method to find generators of the Field transformation for this specific representation (see page 5 with the result in eq. (21) compared to for example this derivation on page 318/319)
Differences between the "toy" and Dirac equation:
$SO^+(1,1)$ only admits boosts compared to $SO^+(1,3)$ with rotations and boosts,
the spinors in the "toy Dirac equation" are two-component vectors in contrast to the four-component vectors in the Dirac equation,
''In the present context, however, the two branches of the spinor representation of the Lorentz group $O(1, 1)$ are — uncharacteristically — disjoint.'' page 7 of .
To my question: The first question would be if there are other noteworthy differences that I missed in the above list. The second question is what kind of consequences do these differences entail for the two dimensional spacetime. For example, does the fact that we don't have rotations imply that the notion of spin doesn't exist in this space? What kind of "particles" would these two component vectors in (1,1) spacetime describe? What does it actually imply that the "two branches of spinor representations" are disjoint?
The author, as far as I can see, didn't really write anything on that matter and I really couldn't find any understandable answer on my level (physics undergrad) so I was hoping that someone had maybe a reference on the topic or could answer the question.