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Subordination and insubordination in contemporary spoken English: If-clauses as a case in point

  • Cristina Lastres–López

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Over the last decade, a new term – insubordination – has entered into the grammar of English. This term designates constructions such as (1), which can be considered linguistic innovations that appear to derive from syntactically more complex sentences, in this particular case, from a conditional construction.

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