ERIC Number: EJ434559
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
SVO Languages and the OV:VO Typology.
Dryer, Matthew S.
Journal of Linguistics, v27 n2 p443-82 Sep 1991
Argues that Subject-Verb-Object (SVO) languages exhibit properties that are consistent with the typology of Lehmann and Venneman in which the basic dichotomy is between Object-Verb and Verb-Object languages and that there is no reason to believe that there are fewer exceptionless generalizations to be made about SVO languages than there are about V-initial and V-final languages. (56 references) (JL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
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