Adverbial Clauses, major Clause Phenomena, and Composition of the Left outer edge uses the cartographic concept to ascertain the left outer edge of the English clause and evaluate it to the left-peripheral constructions of different languages. Liliane Haegeman argues that the distinctive floor features of those languages (primarily English and Romance, but additionally Gungbe, Hungarian, Hebrew, Dutch, and others) could be defined via common constraints, and that an analogous constructions practice around the languages. Haegeman makes a speciality of major clause transformations--movement operations which could basically happen in major clauses.

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