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Book: An Introduction to English Sentence Structure

Chapter: Preliminaries Embedded Wh- Clauses Practice with Terminology Analyzing and Reporting Multiclausal Sentences Sentences for Analysis

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.19954


The chapter provides an extended look at the way that noun groups act as docking mechanisms for clauses, creating the nested-boxes effect that called embedding.This chapter builds on earlier chapters by combining three familiar ideas: a Word groups have edges and main words.; b Words, word groups, and phrases can sometimes act like nested dolls. You can often take the lid off one, only to encounter another waiting for you right inside the first; c Wh- markers enter into a coreference relationship with an information gap

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  • Jon Jonz ( - book-auth-194) 'Texas A&M (Emeritus)'