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2009 | 19 | 2 | 82-88
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A Note on a Potential Textual Feature of Putative Should

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The paper deals with the use of putative should which alternates with the indicative in nominal that-clauses functioning as the subject. These clauses mostly occur in extraposition irrespective of their new or given content. The paper raises the question whether this use of should can be considered a device of indicating the function of the that-clause in the information structure of the whole sentence.
Contributors
  • Linguistica Pragensia- redakce, Ústav pro jazyk český AV ČR, v.v.i., Letenská 4, 118 51 Praha 1, Czech Republic
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