Discourse-pragmatic Functions of Participial Clauses in Preverbal Position

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pavlina.saldova@ff.cuni.cz, marketa.mala@ff.cuni.cz

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Considering the fact that due to processing pressure, more complex clause elements generally tend to be positioned after the verb (cf. ›the principle of end weight‹ Quirk et al. 1985, 1362; henceforth CGEL), participial clauses in pre verbal position can be considered as marked. The present chapter aims to identify the discourse-pragmatic factors which require the non-final position of participial clauses and which may override the tendency towards final placement.


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