[Lingtyp] Discourse connectives that do not occur at clause edges

Ponrawee Prasertsom ponrawee.pra at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 06:00:00 UTC 2021

Dear all,

Does anyone know of language(s) with a discourse connective (roughly
defined as any word that relates two event arguments expressed as clauses)

1. Has a dedicated (fixed) position in the clause
2. Does NOT occur clause-initial or -finally

The example I have in mind is Thai /kɔ̂ɔ/ and Lao /kaø/, which always occur
after the subject. I'm also wondering how much this is specific to
Southwestern Tai (or Kra-Dai more generally).

I appreciate every help. Thank you all in advance.

Best regards,

Ponrawee Prasertsom

Graduate student
Department of Linguistics
Chulalongkorn University
Ponrawee Prasertsom

Postgraduate student
MSc Evolution of Language and Cognition
Centre for Language Evolution
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
University of Edinburgh
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