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Relative Clauses
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Relative-clause constructions constitute one major type of subordinate-clause linkage serving – in particular, nominal modification. The Slavic languages employ two main strategies of linking matrix clause and relative clause: (1) inflected wh-based pronouns and (2) uninflected markers (plus resumption in specific contexts). While the general picture obtained for the Slavic languages seems quite uniform and congruent wi…

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Sonnenhauser, Barbara and Wandl, Florian, “Relative Clauses”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 28 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032033>
First published online: 2020

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