This possibility does not apply to languages with postposed
article like Romanian (lup 'wolf and lupul 'the wolf, never *lup griul lit.
XVS structures occur in those declarative clauses where the grammatical subject follows the entire verb phrase, that is, when "the subject occurs in postposed
position while some other dependent of the verb is preposed" (Huddleston and Pullum 2002: 1385), as illustrated in (4).
According to PA lawmakers, who were unhappy with delay in passage of Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Bill 2015, said that the law minister had postposed
debate on the bill in a bid to please some rightwing conservative circles and NGOs.
concessive, therefore, despite the non-topical character, highlights a peculiarity of the information conveyed, reinforcing it as an additional element.
Different studies have shown that the postposed
clause in complex conditional connectives (such as except if) occupy the second position (such as 'B except if A') in the conditional construction in English (Traugott, 1997; Dancygier, 1998) and in Spanish (Montolio, 2000).
The October 28 barangay elections were postposed
in Bohol because of the devastation wrought there by a magnitude-7.
24) in which the subject NP ana anga 'my children' is postposed
Obviously, this is not the place for an extensive discussion of the multiple factors influencing word order, but I believe that one of the main reasons why participles of the first group are more often used in pre-finite position, is that participles of this type are less complex or, in other words, that the adjectival property they denote is more salient; generalising, it could be said that the preposed participle is focal (in other words, we have constituent focus), while the postposed
participle forms part of a broad focus domain together with [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
not and some auxiliaries (don't, can't) / 3.
501-12); Amina Mettouchi, "Word Order in Conversational Taqbaylit Berber--Preposed and Postposed
On the other hand, TCs are close to inverted constructions in that the information presented in the postposed
In NPs, preposed dependents (numeral + classifier, particle [plural], adnominal quantifiers) and postposed
ones (possessors, modifiers, demonstratives, (na)nai 'a moment ago,' anaphor) modify their heads.