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Clausal order: A corpus-based experiment

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Göran Kjellmer

University of Gothenburg, SE
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Abstract

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.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.35360/njes.202
How to Cite: Kjellmer, G., 2009. Clausal order: A corpus-based experiment. Nordic Journal of English Studies, 8(3), pp.171–190. DOI: http://doi.org/10.35360/njes.202
Published on 01 Sep 2009.

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