Volume 7, Issue 2 (2013) Pp. 1–54.
- Subordinate Clauses in Sk̲wx̲wu7mesh: Their Form and Function
- by Peter Jacobs
This paper examines three subordinate clause types in
Sk̲wx̲wu7mesh: nominalized clauses, conjunctive clauses and /u/
clauses. These three clause types overlap in their syntactic
functions. The first two clause types function as complement
clauses. All three clause types function as adverbial clauses. I
propose that the distribution of these clause types is due to the
degree of certainty of the truth of the subordinate clause
proposition, whether from the speaker’s perspective or that of the
main clause subject.
Salish, subjunctives, conditionals, subordination
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