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Non-finite and Verbless Clauses: Textual Values

Publication: Revue roumaine de linguistique, LIII (3), p. 329-339
Publisher:Editura Academiei
Abstract:The present paper attempts to draw attention on the textual values of the nonfinite and verbless adverbial clauses. Although their overall distribution across registers is relatively small, they display a larger frequency in instruction text types and scientific writing. As elliptical structures, in terms of subject and predication, their thematic structure is also incomplete. Recovery of Theme both in unmarked and marked thematic structure is relevant for the Information structure within the clause as well as within the whole sentence. Moreover, in marked thematic structures, the textual Themes of such clauses function as linkers between sequences of propositional contents. The examples provided, excerpts from scientific articles and recipes, are meant to illustrate the relevance of these syntactic structures to meaning interpretation and textual cohesion.
Language: English

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