ERIC Number: EJ532545
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Functional Constraints on Inversion in English and Farsi.
Birner, Betty; Mahootian, Shahrzad
Language Sciences, v18 n1-2 p127-38 Jan-Apr 1996
Demonstrates the similarities between English and Farsi with respect to discourse-functional constraints on inversion. It is argued that this phenomenon is significant because these two languages exhibit different canonical word order and thus expectations can be raised from some functional-syntactic universals. (15 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special issue: Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics, Volume 1: Meanings and Representations.