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Book: Contrastive Discourse Analysis

Chapter: Thematic Parentheticals in Dutch and English

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.21771


Thematic parentheticals are parenthetical expressions, irrespective of form, which are marked off typographically and occur immediately after, and are triggered by, a thematic element, where the latter is defined in terms of its
treatment in Systemic Functional Grammar. This chapter suggests that English uses thematic parentheticals much more than Dutch.

Chapter Contributors

  • Mike Hannay ( - mhannay)
  • María de los Ángeles Gómez González ( - de los Ángeles Gómez)