7. Subordination in Cognitive grammar
This paper reexamines the treatment of subordination in Cognitive Grammar. Subordination is not susceptible to simple, categorical description. Understanding it requires the elucidation of numerous factors, with respect to which one can describe its many types, distinguish them from one another, and properly relate them to other phenomena. Among the relevant factors are asymmetries in prominence, including profiling, trajector/landmark organization, and status as the important content in a discourse. Special attention is devoted to how these interact with limited “windows of attention” in an integrated account of grammar and dynamic processing.