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What is a 'double-headed relative clause'?

This description appears to be taken from Jeffrey Heath’s A Grammar of Jamsay, which starts section 14 Relativization of with this preamble: The basic relative clause pattern has an internal head NP (...
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What ways can languages parse sub-clauses from the rest of a clause?

Japanese allows relative clauses: Generally each clause has NOUN1 PARTICLE1 NOUN2 PARTICLE2 NOUN3 PARTICLE3 ... VERB format. Subject is optional and can be skipped if it can be guessed from context (...
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What ways can languages parse sub-clauses from the rest of a clause?

Hittite marks the beginning of each clause, and doesn't allow any nesting: you have to chain them together instead of putting one inside another. For example, to say "send back my subjects that ...
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