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Offline Daniel

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Re: Typology of clause types
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2014, 03:07:57 AM »
Probably just in contrast to the embedded clauses.

For main/simple clauses, you'd often start with basic word order, argument structure, etc. Then move on to the other types.
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Re: Typology of clause types
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2014, 06:33:53 AM »
So how about this organisation:

1. Clauses
- basic word order
- required constituents (only the verb is nec)
1.1 CCs
- clauses that are arg of a main clause (as described in §1)
1.2 RCS
1.3 Loc Clauses
1.4 Adv Clauses
1.4.1 causal
1.4.2 concessive
1.4.3 temporal
1.5 Sentences

Or do you think §1.5 sentences should be @ the top? especially since sentences are basically just clauses but more complex. How would you organise this report? Thanks!

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Re: Typology of clause types
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2014, 10:41:58 AM »
What's a sentence? I suggest deleting that. And where is coordination?
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Re: Typology of clause types
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2014, 12:57:44 PM »
Actually, coordination is treated in sentences -- should've included that... after all, coordination is a kind of sentence...

Therefore:
1. Clauses
- basic word order
- required constituents (only the verb is nec)
1.1 CCs
- clauses that are arg of a main clause (as described in §1)
1.2 RCS
1.3 Loc Clauses
1.4 Adv Clauses
1.4.1 causal
1.4.2 concessive
1.4.3 temporal
1.5 Sentences
1.5.1 Simple
1.5.1.1. Copulative
1.5.1.2  Existential
1.5.1.3 Imperative
1.5.2 Complex
1.5.2.1 Coordination
1.5.2.2 Disjunction

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Re: Typology of clause types
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2014, 01:33:20 PM »
Seems fine. But again, "sentence" and "clause" are essentially the same thing so making a distinction is a little strange. The order makes complete sense, but I'd rephrase the last part as "sentence types" at least.
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