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By Marc Ferro

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Elizabeth, the next most frequent user of relative that, particularly for who (her usage of that about equals her use of who) is more surprising, as one would expect RELATIVE 'WHICH' IN LATE 18TH CENTURY USAGE 23 her to use subordination less often and generally she does, preferring a more co-ordinate style. However, after William, she is the next highest user of relative subordination altogether, followed by John. One would expect John to be nearer to William in use even though Elizabeth's corpus is quite considerably larger.

In restrictive clauses, frequent use is made of the general pronoun that which is independent of the personal or nonpersonal character of the antecedent and also of the function of the pronoun in the relative clause. The Clifts use slightly more that personal r clauses than Quirk shows. (Table 2b). Elizabeth's and William's usage accounts for the increase here. (Table 2a). The proportion of use of WH-clauses by the Clifts is greater than their usage of that clauses compared with Quirk overall (Table 2d).

It may be that native speakers move their language in the direction of parsing simplicity, but that second language speakers move a language towards production simplicity and a lowered memory load. 0. Summary and conclusion. The motivation behind this paper was to find out how the possibilities inherent in a language can be differentially utilized, and so shed light on the process of syntactic change in general. With this aim in mind, we have explored divergent preferences for negative structures in subordinate clauses in British and Indian English.

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