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Clausal order: A corpus-based experiment


Göran Kjellmer

University of Gothenburg, SE
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One variable feature among many in modern English is that of clausal order. The relative order of main and subsidiary clauses seems largely random, which is why a closer look into a representative corpus could be motivated. The present paper attempts to show with the aid of corpus material that the randomness element is more limited than expected and that fairly consistent tendencies on this score can be demonstrated.

How to Cite: Kjellmer, G., 2009. Clausal order: A corpus-based experiment. Nordic Journal of English Studies, 8(3), pp.171–190. DOI:
Published on 01 Sep 2009.


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