An analogical approach to noun clause distribution

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This paper offers a functional explanation for certain restrictions on the distribution of subject/object noun clauses. Its twin goals are (i) to improve on earlier functional explanation of the same range of data put forward in Grosu & Thompson (1977), and (ii) to provide additional support for a view I have argued for in a number of earlier works, namely, that one factor which favours the emergence of marked constructions is their (apparent) similarity to unmarked constructions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-124
Number of pages10
JournalTheoretical Linguistics
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 1983


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