You have a very technical question! As I'm sure you know, a noun phrase is made up of a noun and it's modifiers, and usually the words that compose the noun phrase are all continuous. However, occasionally we break the normal word order, often to bring some of the noun phrase to the end of a sentence, to add extra weight to that information. Usually what gets moved is a prepositional or participle phrase.
Continuous: Many problems involving software infected by a virus have been reported.
Discontinuous: Many problems have been reported involving software infected by a virus.
Continuous: Lawyers representing poor clients don't get rich
Discontinuous: Lawyers don't get rich representing poor clients
What do you think? Is The lawyer had a brief discussion about the legal fees discontinuous?
I hope that helps.
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