Article published in:Parentheticals
Edited by Nicole Dehé and Yordanka Kavalova
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 106] 2007
► pp. 145–172
The paper focuses on and-parenthetical clauses. It opens with a discussion on their typical places of interpolation and recognises two major types: a) anchored parentheticals and b) floating parentheticals. The and-clauses are then contrasted to coordination proper. The syntactic relation of the parenthetical with the host is examined in the context of the integrated and the unintegrated approaches, but only to demonstrate that none of them is satisfactory. Instead, I refer to the Insertion theory of Ackema and Neeleman (2004) to accommodate andparentheticals. Finally, this paper analyses the speaker’s motivation behind using such cumbersome interruptions and I conclude that it is in line with his aim at optimal relevance. The examples presented in this study are collected from two English corpora.
Published online: 26 July 2007
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