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Disjoining in Discourse
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‘Disjoining’ is a term used to describe verbal clauses whose word order is inverted in order to break the flow of a narrative.

Waw-consecutive and waw-conversive clauses are known to connect to preceding clauses logically or temporally, but clauses with the inverted word order, a non-verbal element followed by a finite ve…

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Shimasaki, Katsuomi, “Disjoining in Discourse”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000786>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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