This session is concerned
with the internal make-up of clauses in English and German academic writing. We
will begin with a presentation of five basic principles for constructing
clauses. We will then proceed to discuss a number of special grammatical
constructions, homing in on how these constructions can be used to achieve a
particular distribution of information in the clause in a specific context (cf.
Read article 10 in your
reader. Then reformulate the following sentences and parts of sentences
(typical of ‘German English’) such that the italicized part becomes the
Nature becomes very polluted, through which animals
and plants become extinct.
One gets more closely involved in the life and customs of
other people by the medium television.
Through these measures unemployment increased
rapidly in the seventies.
With this distinction we intend to show ...
Thus by immurement people are robbed of their main
source of joy.
By the same writer the English are accused of
inverted patriotic snobbery.