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Synonyms for cleft

a usually narrow partial opening caused by splitting and rupture

Synonyms for cleft

a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin)

having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib

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In contrast with this expectation, and unexpectedly for the reader, the cleft sentence ends up the stretch precisely by identifying the "triad society, Congress and government" as the referent that satisfies x in "Dirceu lived his bamboo moment in situation x ".
Secondly, if the elements that should not be excluded from the set of alternatives in (20) are not mere hyponyms of "willingness to incorporate peace into daily life", then we are definitely facing a case that is not covered Wedgwood, Petho and Cann (2006)'s analysis: the cleft sentence in (20) does not satisfy the condition "& [for all]y[ P(y) [right arrow] y [subset equal to] x]" in (14).
From this perspective, it does not seem to be a case that the "identification by exclusion" performed by a cleft sentence necessarily results from the compositional semantics of the cleft itself.
In this section, I will discuss cleft sentences with AF articulation (item [23] and discussion).
If the mother were to describe the two scenes later on, she could quite naturally use the cleft sentences in (63):
Evidently the function of the matrix clauses in these cleft sentences is not to assert the existence of the FP entities since these entities are not only known to exist but they are taken to be familiar to the addressee.
Discourse pragmatics and cleft sentences in English.
Paper presented at the Workshop on the Discourse Function(s) of Cleft Sentences, Humboldt University, Berlin.
Lest there be any confusion, let me stress here that the clause of an inferential corresponds to the focus, not the clause, of a canonical cleft sentence.
Cleft-like sentences" is a product of the last project focusing on cleft sentences.