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Sentence Coordination
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Sentence coordination refers to the process of creating compound sentences through combining two or more independent clauses. Coordination may be ‘syndetic’, which means that the conjuncts are combined using a conjunction such as wa- ‘and’ or fa- ‘and so’, or coordination may be ‘asyndetic’, in which case the sentences are combined without the use of any conjunctions (Cantarino 1974–1975:III, 7).

Syndetic coordination is more common…

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Heidi Lorimor, “Sentence Coordination”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 28 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0304>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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