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What is parataxis?

 

Definition
 

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
Sources
 

Noonan 1985 55, 76–77

 

Mish 1991 855

 

Crystal 1985 221

 

Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 919


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