Publisher description for Subordination / Sonia Cristofaro.
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This book presents a typology of subordination systems across the world's languages. Traditional definitions of subordination are based on morphosyntactic criteria, such as clausal embedding or non-finiteness. The book shows that these definitions are untenable in a cross-linguistic perspective, and provides a cognitively based definition of subordination.
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Grammar, Comparative and general -- Subordinate constructions.