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Fretheim, Thorstein. 1976. Extraposition of relative clauses: A functional approach to a problem of Norwegian syntax. Papers from the Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics 3 : 121–129.
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Extraposition of non-restrictive relative clauses is a salient feature of colloquial Norwegian. It is said to imply that the relative clause should not be interpreted as an irrelevant or subsidiary predication, but as a justification for the statement of the main clause.