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  phonotaxe
  phrase
  phrase agrammaticale
  phrase analytique
  phrase complète
  phrase grammaticale
  phrase injonctive
  phrase non verbale
  phrase potentielle
  phrase sans verbe
  phrase-noyau
  phraséologie1
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English

main clause

[Subentry of clause1, main]

Fr    phrase intégrante, principale, proposition principale

Related term(s): independent clause, matrix2, matrix clause, matrix sentence, simple clause

Domain: Syntax

Source(s): Akmajian etal. 1984: 216; Clark & Clark 1977: 10-11, 68-69 (vs. non-main clause); Cook 1969: 66 (= independent clause); Crystal 2003: 74 (= superordinate clause), 280; DIK 1978: 183f.; Doke 1935: 142; ELL: 4153; Givon 1984: 118; Hartmann & Stork 1972: 136 (= independent clause); Martinet 1962: 50; Matthews 1981: 170; Matthews 1997: 215; Nash 1968: 134, 190 (principal clause); Palmatier 1972: 91; Quirk etal. 1985: 987-990 (also "superordinate clause"); Radford 1988: 295 (= non-embedded Clause, principal Clause, root Clause, independent Clause); Richards etal. 1992: 102 (= principal clause); Trask 1993: 166; Wales 1989: 64


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  macron
  macroproposition
  macrosequence
  macro-sociolinguistics
  macro-structural
  macro(-)structure
  main
  major
  major category
  malapropism
  male
  malefactive
  mand
  manifest fact
  manifestation

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