ERIC Number: EJ457642
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
The Greenbergian Word Order Correlations.
Dryer, Matthew S.
Language, v68 n1 p81-138 Mar 1992
An empirical study of word order correlations, based on a sample of 625 languages, determined exactly what pairs of elements correlate in order with the verb and object. An alternative to the Head-Dependent Theory is presented: the Branching Direction Theory, based on consistent ordering of phrasal and nonphrasal elements. (85 references) (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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