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On the basis of the bedrock principle that the form–meaning relationship is
arbitrary, it was argued that the null hypothesis should be that for segmental
frequencies in particular, child input is not different from adult input.

What is the role of "on the basis of of the bedrock principle that the form–meaning relationship is arbitrary " ?

please analyze it in terms of clause type.

clause asked Jul 28 '13 at 10:05 MN New member

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I would call it an introductory adverb clause. It tells how it was argued.

link comment answered Jul 28 '13 at 17:30 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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