Talk:Extraposition

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This page would benefit from some examples outside English (preferably outside IE).

Great. Please provide them. I can ensure that the additional examples are integrated well into the existing article. --Tjo3ya (talk) 21:36, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

Qualification or support?[edit]

Extraposition likely fails in this case because with red hair cannot be construed as important information.

This seems oddly speculative. How can we verify this?

Shouldn't it at least be "according to <theory or author>, this fails because..."

Spike0xff (talk) 02:47, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

I remember reading somewhere that extraposed material should be informationally heavy, and that therefore it cannot occur if the extraposed material is informationally less heavy than some other part of the sentence. Unfortunately, I do not remember where I read that. I think it is basically accurate though. Note the use of "likely" in the preceding sentence. But what makes you think it is inaccurate? Do you have some other explanation for why extraposition fails in the example? Can you cite a source backing up your explanation? If we disagree about the point, we can simply remove the two example sentences.--Tjo3ya (talk) 04:34, 25 May 2014 (UTC)