languages with SOV word order with case-marking vs. languages with SVO word order without case-marking
egibson at MIT.EDU
Sat Jan 21 19:52:56 UTC 2012
Dear Funknet people:
Can you please provide me with references for the claim that word order in language tends to shift between SOV word order with case-marking to SVO word order without case-marking? Or any similar such claim? I am citing Givon for this claim, but I have heard from others that there are some claims that pre-date him. I am interested in all such references: both pre- and post-Givon.
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