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Minimal Forms in Complements/Adjuncts and Proximity

John A. Hawkins

in Efficiency and Complexity in Grammars

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252695
eISBN:
9780191719301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252695.003.006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter continues the discussion of domain minimization by examining the impact of reduced formal marking on relative positioning. Section 6.1 first presents some data from performance, ... More


Why move? How weight and discourse factors combine to predict relative clause extraposition in English

Elaine J. Francis and Laura A. Michaelis

in Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709848
eISBN:
9780191780158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709848.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

In relative clause extraposition (RCE) in English, a subject-modifying relative clause appears after the verb phrase, as in Some research was conducted that supports the existing theory. Previous ... More


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