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hy·po·tax·is

 (hī′pə-tăk′sĭs)
n. Grammar
The dependent or subordinate relationship of clauses with connectives.

[Greek hupotaxis, subjection, from hupotassein, to arrange under : hupo-, hypo- + tassein, tag-, to arrange.]

hy′po·tac′tic (-tăk′tĭk) adj.

hypotaxis

(ˌhaɪpəʊˈtæksɪs)
n
(Grammar) grammar the subordination of one clause to another by a conjunction. Compare parataxis
hypotactic adj

hy•po•tax•is

(ˌhaɪ pəˈtæk sɪs)

n.
the linking together of clauses or phrases in a subordinate relationship, as by using conjunctions; subordination. Compare parataxis.
[1880–85; < Greek hypótaxis subjection; see hypo-, -taxis]
hy`po•tac′tic (-ˈtæk tɪk) adj.

hypotaxis

arrangement of thoughts by subordination in grammatical construction. Cf. parataxis. — hypotactic, adj.
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They also realised that students were more likely to write paratactic clauses rather than hypotactic clauses and that the conjunction 'and' was the default choice, especially when students wrote their uncoached personal recounts (cf.
English or German) perspective, a non-past form in the protasis or apodosis of a real (factual) condition is to be expected; in contrast, Semitic languages allow for a much broader array of possibilities, mainly in hypotactic, but also in paratactic structures.
Methlagl sees the hypotactic turn in Trakl's phase-three verse as part and parcel of his increasingly intense Holderlin reception after 1912; like Holderlins, Trakl's connectors often produce a "scheinbar oder paradoxerweise wirklich funktionierende Argumentationskette" (50).
In contrast to parataxis, the hypotactic prose we find in much canonical literature tends to establish continual relations between propositions and clauses through connectives that are structured around an additive process pointing either backward or forward.
Natural speech, however, exhibits paratactic constructions (predominant use of coordination and juxtaposition) instead of the hypotactic constructions in writing (predominant use of subordination).
6) Wide employment of hypotactic gerunds and parenthetical clauses that delay the main message conveyed by the sentence (Blasucci 2001, 24).
In the second clause complex, a different construction is observed: the Brazilian schoolteacher is realized in hypotactic constructions as the one accountable for the quality of teaching.
In sum, there is a general hypotactic pattern to More's prose, which may include a distortion or enactment of parallelism, all of which indicates a mind seeking equipoise in contrary impulses and designs.
Addressing the national Consultative workshop on environment, climate change, biodiversity, land degradation, ozone depletion, urged the developing countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and other Asia-Pacific countries to stand united against hypotactic attitude of the rich polluter countries and force these environmental culprits to pay for the global environmental damages and global warming, which is afflicting the economies, people and biodiversity so dangerously.
In a way, the boundaries between hypotaxis and parataxis are more fluid, since this concessive juxtaposition (queiram ou nao [like it or not], for example) profiles a typically coordinating alternative construction, in formal terms; on the other hand, it also takes on a circumstantial hypotactic value of concession, attributing greater emphasis or vitality to the speech.
which picks its way from one object to another, continuing the work of enumeration despite the mild check of two adjectival clauses that preserve the original subject ("where it tosses," "where it offers"), Wordsworth's sentences are strongly hypotactic, inherently expressive of a seamless interconnectivity.
Similarly, Cather's paratactic form presents us with a structure of otherness that relieves the subject of the burden of imposing a hypotactic pattern upon the text (that is, determining how certain incidents are subordinate to others), while at the same time craving our interpretive touch.