The dynamicity of communication below, around and above the clause
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In this article we present functional-structural and information structure arguments for recognizing specificational clefts, i.e. clefts that specify a value for a variable. We distinguish two types which hinge on whether the matrix is a listing or a canonical existential. Listing clefts enumerate one or more instances as corresponding to the variable, e.g. Quantifyingclefts indicate the quantity of instantiation of the variable, e.g. .


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