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Academic Paper

Title: Clefting and Extraposition in English
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Author: Andreea Simona Calude
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Institution: University of Reading
Linguistic Field: Syntax
Subject Language: English
Subject LANGUAGE Family: New English; New English
Abstract: Clefted sentences and extraposed clauses have structural and functional similarities, yet they have been mostly treated separately. An investigation of the Wellington Corpus of Spoken New Zealand English reveals cases where the two constructions appear confounded and difficult to disentangle. The present paper argues that they can indeed be differentiated, and provides a test which can be used to this end. This work offers contributions of a practical nature, in that it provides researchers with an objective criterion for distinguishing between clefts and extraposition, and also in a more theoretical sense, in its focus on two important strategies used in information packaging and discourse organization.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: In Progress
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