pseudocleft

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pseudo- +‎ cleft

Adjective[edit]

pseudocleft (not comparable)

  1. (linguistics) Resembling a cleft sentence.
    • 2006, Hans-Martin Gärtner, Paul S. Law, Joachim Sabel, Clause Structure And Adjuncts in Austronesian Languages (page 201)
      Given that Malagasy has wh-in-situ questions, the pseudocleft analysis is simply an extension of this strategy, in which the wh-phrase is in-situ as a predicate.

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