Discourse-Pragmatic and Processing-Related Motivators of the ordering of Reason Clauses in an Academic Corpus

Research in Language

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Title Discourse-Pragmatic and Processing-Related Motivators of the ordering of Reason Clauses in an Academic Corpus
 
Creator Rezaee, Abbas A.
Nemati, Majid
Golparvar, Seyyed Ehsan
 
Subject positioning
reason clauses
subordinator
bridging
complexity
 
Description The present research is aimed at examining the relative importance of the competing motivators of the sequencing of reason clauses in a corpus of research articles of applied linguistics. All the finite reason clauses accompanied by their main clauses in this corpus were collected. Random forest of conditional inference trees is the statistical modelling in this study. The findings showed that sentence-final reason clauses outnumber sentenceinitial ones. Moreover, subordinator choice and bridging, which are discourse-pragmatic constraints on clause positioning, emerged as the two more powerful predictors of the ordering of reason clauses in this corpus. Furthermore, the complexity of the clause turned out to be a stronger processing related predictor than the length of the clause.
 
Publisher Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
 
Date 2018-09-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/research/article/view/8082
10.2478/rela-2018-0014
 
Source Research in Language; Vol. 16 No. 3 (2018); 325-339
Research in Language; Tom 16 Nr 3 (2018); 325-339
1731-7533
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/research/article/view/8082/7992
 
Rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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