Article published in:Main Clause Phenomena: New Horizons
Edited by Lobke Aelbrecht, Liliane Haegeman and Rachel Nye
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 190] 2012
► pp. 365–384
The syntax-discourse interface in adverbial clauses
This paper discusses the typology of adverbial clauses with special attention to the gradient properties of the so-called main clause phenomena and information structure. I will give an analysis of a new paradigm of adverbial clauses discovered by traditional descriptive Japanese grammarians, and relate their findings to a number of papers presented in this volume, in particular the ones by Haegeman, Miyagawa and Coniglio & Zegrean.
Published online: 27 June 2012