Thematic Parentheticals in Dutch and English
University of Amsterdam
María de los Ángeles Gómez-González
University of Santiago de Compostela
Thematic parentheticals are parenthetical expressions, irrespective of form, which are marked off typographically and occur immediately after, and are triggered by, a thematic element, where the latter is defined in terms of its treatment in Systemic Functional Grammar. This chapter suggests that English uses thematic parentheticals much more than Dutch.