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Conjunction Reduction
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Abstract

Conjunction reduction, or coordination reduction, occurs when some common feature of two coordinated sentences or clauses, which is overtly encoded in the first, is not repeated in the second. In Gk. conjunction reduction applies both to the subject and to the direct object. In addition, grammatical categories can also be subject to conjunction reduction.

Conjunction reduction, or coordination reduction (Harris Delisle 1978), occurs when some common feature of two coordinated sentences or clauses, which is over…

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Silvia Luraghi, “Conjunction Reduction”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 16 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000433>
First published online: 2013



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