That and which: Muddle or Complexity?

Alexander Segal

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    Abstract

    Few issues to do with written expression generate more disagreement than the use of the relative pronouns that and which. This article tries to resolve this disagreement by drawing attention to two aspects of the issue that have received little attention: that at issue are at least three types of relative clauses (not just two); that the utterance of one pronoun involves greater effort than the utterance of the other.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-19
    Number of pages19
    JournalVocabula Review
    Volume12
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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