Relativization in Swedish

  • Dora Maček
Keywords: Relativization in Swedish

Abstract

Relativization is a widespread syntactic and pragmatic strategy, found in such di­ verse languages as Arabic and Korean, Nahuatl and German (The Chicago Which Which Hunt 1972). It is a process of modifier formation producing relative clauses (RC), which can serve several pragmatic functions, such as supplying new informa­ tion, emphasis, cohesion etc. RCs have been much studied and they still offer intere­ sting linguistic insights. Alongside the obviously common features many differences in detail can be observed even among closely related languages. The differences as well as the similarities can be of a syntactic or a stylistic nature. Out of the many in­ teresting aspects of RC structure and usage a closer look will be taken only at the choice of the linking word and some rules governing its place and function.

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Published
1987-12-01
How to Cite
Maček, D. (1987). Relativization in Swedish. Linguistica, 27(1), 99-109. https://doi.org/10.4312/linguistica.27.1.99-109
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