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ERIC Number: EJ603493
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0097-8507
Heaviness vs. Newness: The Effects of Structural Complexity and Discourse Status on Constituent Ordering.
Arnold, Jennifer E.; Wasow, Thomas; Losongco, Anthony; Ginstrom, Ryan
Language, v76 n1 p28-55 Mar 2000
Through corpus analysis and experimentation, this article demonstrates that both grammatical complexity (heaviness) and discourse status (newness) simultaneously and independently influence word order in two English constructions. Argues that heavy and new constituents facilitate the processes of planning and production. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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