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Volume 57, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 1876-9071
  • E-ISSN: 2214-5729

Abstract

Abstract

In this paper, I analyse the Dutch construction of the type X from the perspective of the concept of . I show that while the traditional use of the conjunctions ‘because’ and ‘because’ followed by an independent or a dependent clause, respectively, is overtly more complex in that it uses more language material, its hidden complexity is low. The constructions of the type X, on the other hand, are overtly less complex, but demonstrate a higher degree of hidden complexity. The interpretation of the constructions of this type is namely context-dependent and relies heavily on extralinguistic discursive knowledge on the side of the listener/reader.

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