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What is parataxis?



Parataxis is the juxtaposition of syntactic units without use of a conjunction.

Examples (English)
  • He’s an engineer, isn’t he?
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Noonan 1985 55, 76–77


Mish 1991 855


Crystal 1985 221


Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 919

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