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Title: On the status of intervening 'think'-clauses in English long-distance dependency constructions
Paper URL: https://www.academia.edu/1433056/On_the_status_of_intervening_think-clauses_in_English_long-distance_dependency_constructions
Author: Bert Cappelle
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Homepage: http://stl.recherche.univ-lille3.fr/sitespersonnels/cappelle/
Institution: Université Lille - Nord de France
Linguistic Field: Syntax
Subject Language: English
Abstract: Attention is drawn to a form-function mismatch in wh-extraction from questions and relative clauses. Speakers make use of a number of ways to disguise the fact that the outer, embedding clause is usually functionally subordinate. This observation leads to the claim that a truly superordinate clause can become a parenthetical clause via a continuum of intermediate cases.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Leuvense Bijdragen (Leuven Contributions in Linguistics and Philology 91(3-4): 369-381
URL: https://www.academia.edu/1433056/On_the_status_of_intervening_think-clauses_in_English_long-distance_dependency_constructions


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