Subordinating Connective ( Concept )

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            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Part Of Speech Property
                        |_ Functor
                              |_ Connective
                                    |_ Subordinating Connective

Direct SubConcepts:

Adverbializer  Complementizer  Relativizer  


A subordinating connective is a connective that links constructions by making one of them a constituent of another. The subordinating conjunction typically marks the incorporated constituent [Crystal 1997, 370].

Language Code: eng English example
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'He sat down because he was tired.'

The subordinating connective 'because' joins the main clause to the subordinate clause.

Hartmann and Stork 1972: 225


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