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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Pronoun
Relative Clauses
Relative Pronouns

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Segal, A. (2010). That and which: Muddle or Complexity? Vocabula Review, 12(10), 1-19.
Segal, Alexander. / That and which : Muddle or Complexity?. In: Vocabula Review. 2010 ; Vol. 12, No. 10. pp. 1-19.
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Segal, A 2010, 'That and which: Muddle or Complexity?', Vocabula Review, vol. 12, no. 10, pp. 1-19.

That and which : Muddle or Complexity? / Segal, Alexander.

In: Vocabula Review, Vol. 12, No. 10, 2010, p. 1-19.

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